Hi Joe, I am a daily reader of sbynews and thought I could tell you about a situation in my childs school that needs to be addressed. Not too long ago you advised us of the change to elementary recess time. Well apparently at Pittsville Elementary & Middle School not only has the recess time been reduced but so has the GYM time as well! When we got our child's schedule for the year, they only have gym 1x per cycle now (which comes out to be about every 7-8 days). Just last year it was triple that!! Instead their specials include French, computer & math enrichment (which is different from their regular math class), So more class time . . . . less recess and gym 1x per 7-8 days (unless we get a fog delay which would make it every 14 days).
I know in the past when Joe Holloway got involved with the Board of Education in reference to the types of books that were found in the school libraries, action was taken. The school librarians couldn't get some of those books off the shelf fast enough. I am going to try and contact him as well.
A friend of mine in the Fruitland district does NOT have this same problem!! Elementary students their have Gym every other day!!!!!!!!!!