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The mission of the Hayden School District is to promote continuous growth in student achievement by providing the support and tools to create a safe, motivating and enriching academic program which meets diverse educational needs.
An enormous thank you to the voters of Hayden School District for supporting our Mill Levy Override, (MLO). We appreciate your trust and will continue to earn it!
Parents and guardians,
Hope you enjoyed time and connected with family and friends during the Thanksgiving Break. The cold season has arrived.
At the November board meeting, a discussion regarding a 4 day school week was brought up when the calendar was shared for the 2019-2020 school year. While the calendar presented was a traditional calendar, the discussion regarding a more indepth look at a 4 day school week was requested. The Board had a special meeting/work session on Monday to discuss and review this concept further. Currently, there are 104 school districts, constituting 58% of the 178 school districts in Colorado, that have schools participating in a 4 day work week. The minimum hours are still required to be met through the state so education time remains the same with this concept.
There were several reasons that school districts move to the 4 day work week. These include:
- Increased attendance of students and staff
- Time for dedicated professional development and work days for staff
- Attraction and retention of staff
- Reduction in discipline infractions
- Relief during construction of new school
Research articles and documents reviewed are on the Board of Education site under the November 26th Board meeting information for your reference and are available here.
We would like to invite you to a community meeting to discuss options and determine the feasibility of moving to a 4 day school week as a trial for the next two school years. A meeting has been scheduled for December 11th at 6:00 in the auditorium of the high school. We look forward to the discussion and your input.
Christy Sinner, Superintendent