Posted on March 13, 2014 at 3:38 PM
Thursday, Mar 13 at 8:38 PM
Should Spokane Public Schools extend school days?
SPOKANE, Wash—The Spokane Public Schools Board of Directors made a proposal Thursday to lengthen the school day for the 2014-15 school year.
Officials on the board said the current school day for elementary students was one of the shortest in the state and nation, lasting six hours.
A district task force developed a schedule that would increase instructional time as follows:
- Elementary school classes would be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Middle school classes from 9:05 a.m. to 3:41 p.m.
- High school classes from 7:50 a.m. to 2:26 p.m. during week days.
- All schools would start a half hour later on Thursdays.
The board planned to discuss the idea at two public meetings, both scheduled for 7p.m., on April 16th and 30th at the SPS Administration Building.