A central Illinois school district is going to be trying out an increasing trend on the school calendar during the upcoming school year.
Warrensburg-Latham Schools are going to be doing early dismissals each Wednesday next year and their Superintendent, Dr. Kristen Kendrick-Weikle that time will be a 2 pm dismissal.
According to Dr. Kendrick Weikle, each Wednesday afternoon will be a time for professional development for the district's teachers and staff.
Dr. Kendrick-Weikle points to a couple of other area schools that have taken on this model. She says they did their research before jumping into this change.
Because the state continues to tinker with requirements during the school day, it has had an unintended consequence of cutting into the needed and required professional development of teachers and Dr. Kendrick-Weikle says this is their district's way of making sure they get that professional development requirement taken care of.