Oswego School District Reschedules 'State of the District'

Originally slated for Jan. 6, the event is now Feb. 19.

Submitted by Oswego School District 308:

The First Community Unit School District 308 Mid-Year State of the District Address previously scheduled for Monday, January 6, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Feb. 19.

The event begins at 2:30 p.m. at Oswego East High School and will feature a condensed version of a presentation on the District from School District 308 Superintendent Dr. Matthew Wendt. All certified faculty and staff will be in attendance.

The start and end times for the shortened 4:45-hour school day are as follows:
Feb. 19 - 4:45 Hour Day 
4:45 - Hour Schedule
Elementary 8:45 - 1:30
Jr. High 8:00 - 12:45
High School 7:20 - 12:05
AM Kindergarten 8:45 - 10:45
PM Kindergarten 11:45 - 1:30
Brokaw AM 8:00 - 10:30
Brokaw PM 11:45 - 1:45 

Event details are as follows:  
What: 2014 State of the District Address
When: Wednesday, February 19, 2:30 p.m. (Doors open at 2:00 p.m.)
Where: Oswego East High School Performing Arts Center
JoEllen Gregie February 08, 2014 at 11:12 AM
From an educational standpoint and to maintain as much consistency within the already extended school calendar, I feel it would be more appropriate for an address such as this to be delivered to the district via podcast or YouTube and posted to the district's website.
Dave Ruggles February 08, 2014 at 02:06 PM
I'm hoping there is a better reason for this.
sbrkw February 08, 2014 at 03:42 PM
I agree with JoEllen - if the School Board meetings can be streamed online why can't something like this be streamed so teachers can watch it during a regularly scheduled meeting instead of disrupting the calendar one more time this winter? Also, did the School Board approve this day off? And why wasn't this communicated sooner for working parents to more easily be able to find child care?
Mike Francis February 09, 2014 at 01:59 AM
There's no reason for this to be broadcast as a video. It could a written report that is downloadable. I don't care to pay taxes so that an egomaniac can get his face in front of the taxpayers.
Sarah February 10, 2014 at 09:35 AM
I am a teacher and I wholeheartedly agree with the comments above. First of all, many of us need the time in class to catch up with curriculum due to the days off. Second of all, they didn't give us much notice to change our schedules/plans. And lastly, it's a royal pain in the butt to get the entire staff together - with parking, traffic, etc., all for an hour? We get nothing more out of sitting there with other schools than we would sitting in our own school watching a video. And that could be done without disrupting the school day.


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