At least three Davis elementary schools are set to go to year-round schedules, two next summer, officials say.
Adams Elementary in Layton and Columbia Elementary in Kaysville have both surveyed parents and found support for the change for next school year while East Layton parents voted to stay with an extended day schedule in polling Thursday.Woods Cross Elementary has found support for the change in the 1990-91 school year while Knowlton Elementary parents will vote on the proposal later this month. Those schools that have approved the plan must submit an application to the Davis School Board, which has the final decision.
The following is the status of elementary schools that have been considered or will be considered for schedule or boundary changes:
Woods Cross Elementary. A recent survey of parents showed that 80 percent of the respondents favored going to a year-round schedule in 1990-91. The school will apply to the school board for the change, Principal Garvin Carlile said.
Washington and Bountiful elementary schools. Discussions are in their early stages about shifting students from crowded Bountiful to Washington Elementary, Russell Olson, district area director, said.
Boulton Elementary. The school is on an extended-day schedule, and although named as a possible candidate by the school board for changing to a year-round schedule, it will remain on its present schedule next year, Russell Olson, district area director, said.
West Bountiful Elementary. The school is on an extended-day schedule and will likely stay that way during the next several years, even though the school board singled it out as a candidate for a year-round schedule in January.
Reading Elementary. Although once selected as a candidate for a year-round schedule, the expected population growth hasn't materialized. The school may look at the year-round option next year, Principal Maynard Whitesides said.
Knowlton Elementary. The school is on an extended-day schedule and a task force is studying a year-round schedule for the school. About 300 of 350 parents voted to study the scheduling plan.
The task force is planning a public meeting on March 22 at 7 p.m. A final vote about a year-round schedule will be conducted by mail surveys that will be due back at the school by March 27, Principal Glen Tonge said.
Columbia Elementary. A survey of parents showed that 80 percent of those who returned the survey favor a year-round schedule. Based on parent and teacher response, the school will petition the school board to go to a year-round schedule. If the school board approves the plan, year-round classes will begin July 25, Principal Dale Barnett said.
Adams Elementary. Seventy-five percent of those Adams Elementary parents surveyed said they want a year-round schedule, but only 57 percent were polled. Teachers and administrators also favor the plan. The school is on an extended-day schedule.
East Layton Elementary. The school is currently on extended day, and because of an election held Thursday will remain on the schedule. Sixty-three percent of the parents voting rejected a year-round proposal, while 72 percent of the teachers surveyed favor the year-round schedule. According to school board guidelines, if there is not consensus between parents, teachers and administrators the school will remain status quo.
Layton Elementary. The school will remain on its extended-day schedule. The school is eligible to apply for a year-round status.
Lincoln Elementary. The school is on an extended-day schedule and will remain on the schedule next school year. The school may consider applying for year-round status in the future, Principal Ralph Davis said.
King Elementary. The school is on a traditional schedule, which parents favor. However, under a current board decision, grades 4, 5 and 6 will move to an extended-day schedule next school year. The school is expected to petition for a change in the plan at the next school board meeting March 21, Nancy Fleming, district area director said.
Antelope Elementary. Although pinpointed as a possible year-round candidate in January, the school will remain on a traditional schedule next school year.