California district’s kindergarten day extension adds 54 days of instruction

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Roseville City School District plans to roll out extended-day kindergarten across all 14 of its elementary campuses next school year, the result of a successful pilot program and changing curriculum standards.

“When you do the math, it’s an additional 54 days of instruction,” said Rich Pierucci, district superintendent.

Currently, kindergartners at the district are in class for 185 minutes each day, either in the morning or afternoon. The expanded program includes 260 minutes of instruction and 40 minutes for lunch.

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