Morristown in the News
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The school wants to acknowledge the support from the Sun City West Kiwanis Club. This organization does an incredible job providing supports and services to the school. Most recently is the Reading is Fundamental program, as well as the Terrific Kids program. The Reading is Fundamental program allows volunteers to come and read to the kindergarten through 2nd grade classes. The Kiwanis Club donates books to the students. Reading is the foundation of literacy, and we appreciate the efforts of the Kiwanis Club who have dedicated their time and effort throughout the year.
On Monday, March 18 the Morristown Governing Board conducted a public meeting to hear from the community regarding their feedback on a proposed four-day school week calendar for the 2019–2020 school year. This proposal looks at a 144-day schedule which would meet Monday through Thursday. The proposal looks at a school day beginning at 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 3:15 p.m. The governing board will have a second public meeting on Monday, April 8 at 6:00 p.m. to hear more on the proposed four-day school calendar.
Governing Board Seeks Information Regarding a Four-Day School Week
The Morristown Governing Board has sought out information regarding a four-day school week. This is only informational at this point. Recently a survey was sent out to our parents, as well as, a survey to our staff. Dr. Sackos spoke on this at the PTSA meeting on Tuesday, February 18 at 5:00 p.m. The PTSA meetings are at the Morristown School. Our neighboring district, Nadaburg Unified, utilized a four-day school week for several years. Our other neighboring district, Wickenburg Unified, is proposing to utilize a four-day school week for the 2019–2020 school year. Please stay informed on any established public gatherings established by the Morristown Governing Board.
For more information regarding Wickenburg Unified’ s proposed four-day week, please visit Wickenburg Unified School District #9.
Please be aware there is additional information via the internet. One should always educate themselves to the fullest and always look for researched-based information. Listed below are some additional sources surrounding a four-day school week.