“We are pretty excited that our students will take advantage of this engagement opportunity.”
Dubbed “The 5th Day Experience,” the new school schedule is expected to impact more than 1,250 students from all 10 school districts in the county as well as some from Northwest Schools in northern Hamilton County, which Butler Tech also serves.
The program will begin in February 2020 and run for 14 straight Fridays.
Lakota Board of Education member Lynda O’Connor, who is that district’s representative on the Butler Tech board, said the traditional and rarely changed school calendar has been a “sacred cow” for too long in Ohio schools.
“I like that we are goring that cow on behalf of our students,” O’Connor said.
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