Tulsa, Okla. - Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Keith Ballard says the district is thinking about making all of its schools year-round, or "Continuous Learning Calendar" as they are officially known.
But he was quick to add that they're only studying the idea at this point and that much has to be considered before they would implement the idea.
For one thing, he said they have to make sure the district has enough money to operate a year-round school curriculum.
And he says they have to determine if year-round schools actually do perform better, which obviously is the goal.
Tulsa Public Schools already has a handful of schools on the Continuous Learning Calendar schedule.
"One of our highest performing grade schools is a continuous calendar school, but we have other continuous calendar schools that are not performing that well, so we need to take a look at it in the whole picture," he said.
He did say that many teachers and administratiors have told him it takes a long time for students to get up to speed when they start a new semester in the fall.
"Teacher, principals, everybody tell me, 'wow', it take y'know a month or so to get kids back on track after being out all summer," Ballard said.
He said if they do decide to make all schools CLC schools, it would likely be Fall 2014 before the system would be ready.