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Back to school on Monday for District 60 students

Posted at 12:09 PM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 14:09:58-04

PUEBLO – Student in District 60 head back to class on Monday with the brand new 4-day week schedule approved last school year. All classes will take place between Monday and Thursday.

The district is touting the changes will help families with a consistent calendar across all schools, more consistent instructional time, and more time for teachers to collaborate in activities.

If you haven’t checked out your child’s schedule yet, here’s how their day will look – depending on what grade they are currently enrolled in.

Elementary Schools – 7 hours, 20 minutes every day:

  • First Bell at 7:45 a.m.
  • Closing Bell at 3:05 p.m.
  • Campuses: Baca, Belmont, Bessemer Academy, Beulah Heights, Bradford, Carlile, Columbian, Fountain International Magnet School, Franklin School of Innovation, Haaff, Heritage, Highland Park, Irving, Minnequa, Morton, Park View, South Park, Sunset Park

K-8 Schools – 7 hours, 50 minutes every day:

  • First Bell at 7:45 a.m.
  • Closing Bell at 3:35 p.m.
  • Campuses: Goodnight School, Heroes K-8 Academy

Middle Schools – 7 hours, 50 minutes every day:

  • First Bell at 8:30 a.m.
  • Closing Bell at 4:20 p.m.
  • Campuses: Corwin International Magnet School, Heaton Middle School, Pueblo Academy of Arts, Roncalli STEM Academy, Risley International Academy of Innovation

High Schools – 7 hours, 50 minutes every day:

  • First Bell at 7:30 a.m.
  • Closing Bell at 3:20 p.m.
  • Campuses: Centennial, Central, East, South, Paragon

Pueblo District 60 teachers returned to the classroom a week ahead of students to prepare for the 2018-2019 year. Teachers and the District agreed on a new contract deal after the historic weeklong teacher strike we first told you about in May.

According to District 60 the vacancy rate for teachers is the best its been in years! Around 10 jobs are still open meaning about 98% of positions are filled.

This year teachers and District 60 are ready to turn over a new leaf. With a new deal on the table, they say they’re eager to put their energy and resources into the students.

The new deal comes with a 2.5% cost of living adjustment and a $50 stipend towards health insurance. It was ratified in May through an 85% majority vote.