Redmond’s 7000 students got out of school early today for its first School Improvement Wednesday. The District is starting early release on Wednesdays, as the Bend La Pine Schools do, to do professional development for teachers. Linda Seeberg is the Director of Elementary Education for Redmond Schools: “Kids get out one hour earlier. So if high school student, middle school student, elementary students. If parents are confused, just take their regular time for release and subtract one hour. That would be the release time every Wednesday from this point forward.” The objective is to improve student outcomes in the District, through this Professional Development on Wednesdays.