At last night's School Board meeting, District 150 Superintendent Ken Hinton recommended to the BOE they consider using Lincoln Middle School as a pilot program for year-round schooling (like the Valeska Hinton Center).
Year round education has many pros and cons. However, I believe that the immediate need to increase reading retention alone far out weigh any cons.
Lincoln has wonderful facilities and because of it's position in the Valley, year round schooling would benefit the surrounding neighborhoods greatly.Oh sure, the ghetto quick shops (i.e., small businesses) are going to miss the kiddies coming in to spend money they got from Lord knows where, but the kids really should be in school.
I would hope that the Board approves Hinton's recommendation.