Hamilton to end year-round class schedule after this school year
One of La Crosse’s two year-round elementary schools is going back to the traditional school calendar, with summertime off, after this academic year.
The school district announced that Hamilton Elementary will resume a regular nine-month calendar next fall, ending a 10-year routine of holding summer classes.
A four-week summer school will be offered at Hamilton this year. A study found that 68 per cent of students living in the Hamilton district have transferred to other schools.
A task force in the school district recently studied the Hamilton schedule, which took effect in 2013, and student achievement there, and found some positive effects such as shorter vacation breaks and increased time for instruction.
Northside Elementary in La Crosse will continue as a year-round school. Its program has been in effect for just three years.