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School Board Eliminates Staggered Reading Schedule For Pleasanton Third Graders

Third graders will have an extra 45 minutes of classroom time next year that was not available this school year due to the staggered reading schedule.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
Parents of Pleasanton third graders are feeling victorious after learning the school board voted on Tuesday night to eliminate the third grade "Staggered Literacy" schedule for the 2014-15 school year.

Officials at the Pleasanton Unified School District confirm the schedule is a thing of the past for next year's third graders. 

Parent Nancy Rodriguez, who lead the charge to eradicate the schedule for all Pleasanton third graders, credits the parents in the district with the victory because they voiced their opinions to the district through an aggressive email campaign.

[Related article: Parents Rallying to Close the Book on Staggered Reading Schedule]

Rodriguez says with the implementation of the new schedule, third graders will benefit from the extra 45 minutes of class time, which adds up over the year to an additional full school day every two weeks, or 22 days of instruction per year.
 
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