Schools to shift to trimesters

The Elk River Area School Board approved a proposal to change elementary (K-5) schedules from quarters to trimesters effective for the 2013-2014 school year.  The vote was unanimous. A committee took a year to research, coordinate and analyze the development of a new framework for grading and reporting achievement based on standards. The schedule better aligns report cards with conferences, provides teachers more time to assess student performance and was necessary for the group to complete their work.