Under a bill authored by Republican Mike Delph, administrators wouldn’t be bound by the state’s 180-day class schedules.
Instead, administrators at top-performing schools could, for instance, set a three-day school week or a 10-hour school day if they felt it would help their students excel and as long as they met equivalent classroom hours.
“This is something that has been on the minds of the top-performing school systems that year in and year out exceed academic standards, exceed expectations,” Delph said today. “In the past, we’ve tried to focus on the under-performing schools and the under-performing school systems. And we’ve kind of left the high performers off to the side and out of the education reform debate.”