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District 196 secondary education director Mark Parr presents plans for a new middle school model at a special meeting for parents Dec. 2. The plan will be presented to the school board Dec. 13.

District reimagines middle school


Independent School District 196 introduced parents to a revamped model for middle-level education at a special meeting Dec. 2.

The new schedule, developed in a process that took much of the past year, includes a six-period school day, down from the current eight; new opportunities to help students who are struggling and challenge those who are advanced; and new opportunities for students to choose their classes.

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