The decision comes after having to dismiss school five times for snow this year.
“We feel this decision will maximize student learning and work in the best interests of everyone involved while allowing parents more flexibility with their family summer plans,” says Superintendent Dr. Greg Murry.
The extended school day will begin 12 minutes earlier and end 60 minutes later. Morning bus schedules will remain the same, while afternoon routes will run exactly one hour later.
The schools will all slightly modify their daily schedules, with time added throughout the day to each class period.
“We know this is going to take some flexibility on everyone’s part and we thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding,” says Murry. “This is a team effort and we are working hard to put the needs of our students’ first.”