Spokane Schools decide to delay school day extension | News
The Spokane Public Schools Board of Directors announced Wednesday that they will delay extending the school day. The proposal would have extended the school day by about 30 minutes.
Parents were asked to take a brief survey about the extended school day in March. Ultimately, the board determined that it was in the best interest of families to to keep school times the same for the 2014-15 school year. However, that doesn’t mean that the school day won’t be extended in the future.
“The board was unanimous in agreement that we need to increase the amount of time spent in the classroom gaining meaningful instruction,” said Dr. Jeff Bierman, school board president. “We will continue to communicate to district administration and staff throughout the coming weeks the importance to align the time our students spend in class closer to the state and national models, while also increasing efficiency in our transportation system."