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WDKX.com » Blog » Dr. Vargas Statement On Extending School Day
Aug 14th 2013 4:10 am
Dr. Vargas Statement On Extending School Day

Dr. Vargas is releasing the following statement in response to the Time Schedule:

"For many years, Rochester has been the only district in the area to dismiss students early on Wednesdays. Sending children home forty-five minutes early, this one day a week, robs them of more than 29 hours of instructional time and support over the course of a year. That is the equivalent of missing a full week of school.

This year's schedule ends that practice. I believe the need to increase instructional time for our students is too critical to wait any longer. We simply must remove our District from the embarrassing - in my view, unconscionable - position of offering students the least instructional time of any group of children in Monroe County, when arguably they need and deserve the most."