The 16-member Van Nuys High School leadership council Tuesday evening will choose between a much-contested plan to adopt a year-round calendar and an option to maintain a traditional calendar.
"I imagine it's going to be a pretty close vote," said Charles Wilken, co-chairman of the panel comprising parents, teachers, administrators and a student. "It should be pretty dramatic."
The panel recently voted to adopt a year-round system, in which student calendars are staggered to reduce overcrowding. Two weeks later, the panel--formally titled the Shared Decision-Making Council--rescinded its vote in order to reconsider the merits of a September-through-June timetable.
Tuesday's meeting marks a self-imposed deadline to make a final decision.
The panel will weigh the merits of a traditional schedule, with the knowledge that about 30% of the teachers will have to rotate among classrooms to accommodate an expected influx of 600 freshmen.