Trends and Issues in High School Scheduling
Dr. Michael D. Rettig
Dr. Rettig has served as a consultant on school scheduling issues in 41 states with over 750 school districts nationally and internationally. He also has conducted hundreds of workshops and has authored or co-authored numerous articles and books on school scheduling and related topics.
The creation of an effective school schedule is a key component of every high school principal’s work. While many different personnel should be involved in the process, to delegate this responsibility is to abdicate the role of instructional leader. Based upon 35+ years of experience working in schools across the country Dr. Michael D. Rettig, professor emeritus from James Madison University, founder of School Scheduling Associates, and co-author of Block Scheduling: A Catalyst for Change in High Schools (Eye on Education, 1995), will focus on high school scheduling possibilities. He will share many different models of scheduling, discuss the pros, cons, costs, and research related to these models, and outline an adoption and implementation process.