Dallas ISD Shelves Plan to Lengthen School Day

Friday, March 1, 2013

A plan Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles and his cabinet members were considering to extend the school day has been delayed for a year, Miles told district employees Wednesday.

For the past several months, DISD administrators had been debating the idea of adding 30 minutes to the school day. Students would have started school 15 minutes earlier and stayed 15 minutes later, adding the equivalent of 11 additional school days over the entire year.

Miles has said that additional time at school would benefit struggling students. However, after consulting with the district’s teacher and principal focus groups, Miles announced Wednesday he has postponed any decision for a year.

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