Rhodes said he wants the district to explore other ways teachers can get time for training that do not interrupt the schedules that students and families are used to.
The program would have provided time for teachers to deepen their understanding of new common core state standards and a required new teacher evaluation system.
Rhodes stressed that postponing implementation of the districtwide late-start Wednesdays will have no bearing on high school late-start Wednesdays already in place. For several years district high schools have started 30 minutes late on Wednesdays to allow extra time for teachers to collaborate about student instruction. High school late-start Wednesdays will continue.