Twin Falls schools build ‘Collaboration Monday’ into the schedule

Twin Falls students will get out early on Mondays next year.

Meanwhile, teachers will get an extra hour for training, planning and brainstorming.

Twin Falls School District trustees have approved a “Collaboration Monday” schedule for next year, the Twin Falls Times-News reported.

District officials say teachers will be expected to demonstrate what they’ve done during the  collaboration time, but the district will respect the schedule, according to the Times-News. “It’s kind of a sacred time for (teachers),” said Tana Schroeder, a member of the committee that put together the proposal.

Afternoon bus routes and student pickup times will move up by an hour on Mondays, and no after-school activities will begin until the end of the collaboration time, the Times-News reported.

The change means Twin Falls will extend the kindergarten schedule by five minutes on Tuesdays through Fridays, according to the Times-News. Other start and stop times will not change.

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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