Spokane Public Schools considers extending school days

Spokane Public Schools considers extending school days

Spokane Public Schools considers extending school days

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 13 at 8:38 PM

Poll:
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 of Directors asked the public to share input by completing this informal survey.
They also asked for additional input to be sent to schoolboard@spokaneschools.org.
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.

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