Washington state is requiring longer school days for the 2015-2016 school year, but Spokane Public Schools is considering making the change as soon as this fall.
The new schedule will mean up to an additional 30 minutes of school depending on the grade.
"The board mandated that the administration do it, the administration has been in this negotiation for that extended day," Kevin Morrison, director of community resources for Spokane Public Schools, said.
Morrison said part of the process is receiving feedback on whether or not the change should be implemented a year early.
"I think over a thousand responses and it's pretty close to 50-50," he said.
Spokane's school day is on the shorter side compared to others in the state and nation and the change would adjust that, adding 30 minutes to the elementary school day and six minutes to the high school and middle school day.
The district's hope is that more time for instruction would mean increased student achievement. However, some parents like Amber Rushing think otherwise, saying that's too much time for a nine-year-old to sit still.