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Legislation in Springfield Could Alter School Day for Monticello Students

Students in Monticello might end up with a change in the structure of their school day if legislation in Springfield is put into law.


Superintendent of Monticello Schools, Dr. Vic Zimmerman indicates there is a piece of legislation that would change the mandates on physical education. He says under the Rauner administration, there was more freedom on teaching PE. 



The potential change leaves Dr. Zimmerman frustrated pointing out there are only a certain amount of hours in the day for curriculum and there's a long list of mandates to try to make sure they teach.



The state's intrusion with mandates leaves many Board of Educations asking what is their role? Dr. Zimmerman indicates they lobby for local control and work to make the consequences of that action known.



Dr. Zimmerman indicates they operate on the block schedule which alternates days of the week physical education is taught to students. He says this legislation might change how they schedule their days in the future. 

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