Humboldt approves longer school days



May 23, 2017 - 12:00 AM

HUMBOLDT — USD 258 school board members voted unanimously Monday to add 15 minutes per day to the school calendar, and to add a new English teacher to their faculty list.
Beginning this fall, school will begin at 7:55 a.m. and end at 3:25 p.m. for students attending in the Humboldt school district. The added 15 minutes per day will be divided between the second, fourth, sixth and seventh periods for middle school and high school students. Elementary teachers will use the additional time at the end of the school day for math intervention, according to Superintendent Kay Lewis.
The district will try the new schedule for a year, and if it does not work out, the previous schedule will be readopted, she said.
Members also voted to hire English teacher Grace Bazil, Chanute, to the high school faculty. Currently Bazil is an adjunct teacher at Neosho County Community College. Bazil previously completed a student-teaching position at USD 258.
“We knew what we were getting,” Lewis said of the board’s decision to hire Bazil.  
Tricia Cullison is looking to add a degree to her list of achievements. She has resigned from her positions of elementary school para and assistant volleyball coach in order to further her education. 

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