â€œThis calendar is not about adults; it's about students,â€ district spokeswoman Kathleen Kennedy said.
Superintendent Karl Springer has been a vocal advocate of longer school days and a continuous learning calendar since he took office a little more than two years ago.
Pam Calvert, council president of the district PTSA, said she sees teachers spending half the year after summer break reviewing the information that was forgotten.
â€œChanges are needed, and I think it's a step forward for Oklahoma City Public Schools,â€ Calvert said.
Parents, teachers, students and community members can sign up for public comment a half-hour before the meeting.
Only one vote is required to move the school district toward implementing the calendar for the 2011-2012 school year.
Kennedy said after the vote the district will hold community and parent meetings as well as form a task force to help create a plan for implementation.
PUBLIC CAN SHARE COMMENTS
Parents, teachers, students and community members can sign up for public comment a half-hour before the meeting begins.
IF YOU GO
The school board will consider the policy change at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Administration Building, 900 N Klein.