LPS Adds Early Release Days

LPS Adds Early Release Days

The Lincoln Board of Education waived second reading and approved changes to the student and staff calendar that adds additional early-release days for students.

The move will help give teachers more time to plan lessons that now include both in-person and remote learners.  The proposal was put forward a few weeks ago.

  • At the early childhood and elementary level:
    • Additional early release days on five dates (approximately 80 minutes each) on Nov. 10, 2020, Jan. 12, 2021, Feb. 9, 2021, March 16, 2021, and April 13, 2021, and
    • Additional non-student time days on two dates (approximately 420 minutes each) on Nov. 2, 2020 and Dec. 11, 2020;
  • At the middle school level:
    • Additional early release days on five dates (approximately 80 minutes each) on Nov. 10, 2020, Jan. 12, 2021, Feb. 9, 2021, March 16, 2021, and April 13, 2021, and
    • Additional non-student plan time on two dates (approximately 420 minutes each) on Nov. 2, 2020 and Feb. 15, 2021;
  • At the high school level:
    • Additional non-student plan time on three dates (approximately 420 minutes each) on Nov. 2, 2020, Feb. 15, 2021, and April 1, 2021;
  • Early release days will be autonomous teacher plan time;
  • Non-student plan time will include 90 minutes dedicated to equity-related professional learning.
  • Early Childhood and Special Education and related services will be provided to the greatest extent possible given the normal school calendar.