Community Pulse: Should school day be increased?

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Should the length of the school day at Gilroy schools be
increased by two hours?
THIS WEEK’S WEB POLL:

Should the length of the school day at Gilroy schools be increased by two hours?

Yes

4

No

7

■ No. We are taxing the system (teacher’s bandwidth and students attention span) as it is. Looking into after school programs to help students with independent study opportunities could be a better focus of resources.

■ If it’s the instructional day being longer, then no, unless there is mandatory participation of parents similar to charter schools. Why two hours? Why not three or four hours?

■ Yes, it’s all about more time for academics. Computer programs can be used effectively as well – it’s about organizing effective instruction and devoting time to learning.

■ WOW! That would be ideal for working families. Just think, a 9-to-5 school day. It’s a good thought and kids would probably be on time!

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