In DCPS, we know that with more instructional time, students not only get more experience reading, writing, and doing math, but they also get more time to explore art, music, PE, and their own interests. Our students thrive when they have exposure to a variety of learning environments both in and out of the classroom, so DCPS is continuing to explore how can we ensure students have the time for core subjects and enrichment opportunities each school year.
As we think about the Fiscal Year 2017 budget and DCPS’ priorities, two strategies to increase instructional time that we have considered include 1) increasing the number of days students attend school throughout the year, and 2) increasing the number of hours in a school day.
As DCPS researches and considers increasing the time spent in school, we want to know what our families think about these strategies, and if they were implemented, how families would like the increased time in school to be used. Please respond to this quick survey to let us know what you think.
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