Sound Off for March 14th: Would you like to see a longer school day for Spokane students?

From Spokane Public Schools:

Increased student achievement is our district's top strategic goal. One way to reach that goal is to ensure students are getting the most out of every school day. The SPS Board of Directors is considering lengthening the school day, starting with the 2014-15 school year. Currently, SPS has one of the shortest elementary school days – just six hours – compared to others in the state and nation.

At the direction of the Board, a district task force has been working for the past few months to develop a schedule that increases instructional time.

The proposed schedules are:

  • Elementary – 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. MTWF, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays
  • Middle – 9:05 a.m.-3:41 p.m. MTWF, and 9:35 a.m.-3:41 p.m. Thursdays
  • High – 7:50 a.m.-2:26 p.m. MTWF, and 8:20 a.m.-2:26 p.m. Thursdays

As they consider this important change, the Board of Directors would like to hear your thoughts. Please take a minute to complete this informal survey , share your thoughts in an email to the board, or attend an upcoming school board meeting at the SPS administration building, 200 N. Bernard, on Wednesday, April 16 or 30, at 7 p.m.

Thank you for your input!