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Lincoln School back on schedule with other EVSC schools

The Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation school board voted on a plan to change Lincoln School's schedule Monday night. 

They voted to change Lincoln School back to a traditional school calendar. They will now be on the same schedule as all other EVSC schools.

Lincoln is the only EVSC school on a year-round schedule and they've been on this schedule since 1996.

The EVSC says ISTEP scores have stayed pretty flat despite the schedule change which allowed for shorter summer breaks.

They had hoped less time away from the classroom would help raise those scores.

The year-round model also meant some families had to deal with kids in different schools on different schedules. That's something the Boys and Girls Club of Evansville, right next door to Lincoln, also experienced. 

They like the idea of getting all schools on the same schedule, giving all kids the same opportunities.

"It hurts numbers, for us, but it's not just about numbers. It's about accommodating as many families and kids as we can," says Ron Ryan, the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club. "If everybody's on the same schedule, it's common sense. You're going to be able to serve more kids, have the snacks for them. You know, all the learning, the tutoring for the kids, which is very important. They lose out on that."

The Boys and Girls Club says one big thing Lincoln kids miss out on is a trip to Holiday World for kids who participate in a tutoring program.

This change will go into effect for this coming school year, the 2013-2014 school year.

The EVSC says to help families out with the schedule change, they're going to offer 15 days of extra learning opportunities before the school year for Lincoln students.

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