Ideally the school should save 20% but the districts usually end up saving a lot less. "While schools do have the potential to trim millions of dollars from their budgets each year by moving to a four-day week, it doesn 't always work out that way. The actual savings amount usually varies from 0.4% to 2.5% in the districts that have made the change" (Lake). The main factor to this is location, some districts have saved millions switching to the four-day school week. "Where a particular school district is located may determine to some extent how much money can actually be saved by implementing a four-day week.
EmoniReliford 309209 Grade 8 Year around school vs Traditional school I think that year around school is better in academics and responsibilities And show how real life hours works. Research say that there is a real big debate about year around school and traditional school . Year around school is a school that students go the school for six to nine weeks and get four weeks off . The two to four weeks is to make up for the weeks on summer break . Teachers say that the year around school in better for students.
schools are experimenting with innovative ways to adapt, including switching to a four-day school week. As many as 100 school districts have implemented a four-day week, especially in Colorado where over one-third of their school districts have adopted this schedule. While you probably aren 't likely to hear students complain about having a three-day weekend every weekend, this potentially offers a lot of advantages: removing a day means spending 20 percent less on things like busing, food, and utilities--in theory. Reports have found actual savings to end up being somewhat paltry, ranging from 0.4 to 2.5 percent per year. Now on, Some critics are concerned that students may not remember the lessons from last week because of the longer weekend and negatively impact students attention during classes.
School systems should be requisite to retain year long schooling. I know this sounds crazy, but there are more benefits in having a year long school. One benefit is to get more evenly placed breaks in the year; every year, millions of students struggle with the anxiety of going back to school. “Anxiety disorders are one of the most prevalent childhood mental disorders (Ford, Goodman & Meltzer, 2003). There is often a great deal of stress on students because they have been away from school for the whole summer.
When is comes to saving money from a four-day school week it is simple because their are so many ways to do so. Since your not going to school for an extra day it saves a days worth of fuel, energy, and time. Depending on where the money goes to help varies on the money saved (Ray). Over a year this could end up being a substantial amount of money according to the superintendent of Warroad Public schools “ a shorter week save the district $1.2 million over a six year period”
Making up missed work is difficult enough as it is. ¨But when a student misses one day of classes under block scheduling, the student misses the equivalent of two days of instruction under the traditional system. A weeklong absence means the student misses two weeks of material¨ (Block Scheduling: A Solution or a Problem?, Education World). This shows a student 's education gets harmed twice as much as it would under the traditional schedule. This information is important because it shows
I think there should be four day school weeks because students most likely want more free time out of school. The school days will end at 4:00 or maybe 4:30 pm because regular school days wouldn’t be enough learning time. This way we could have longer class periods and it’ll help because you’ll get the help you need and work will be handed in on time. Every student has missing work, longer school days help you get some of it all in and grades will be up. Plus, maybe students could do a little work on the day that they won’t have school.
Implementing Four-Day School Weeks A student spends approximately six hours per day at school, customarily five days per week, not including any sort of extracurricular activities. Students frequently complain about having to go to school for so much time, and not getting much time off. Others could argue that six hours a day and five days a week is necessary to learn all one needs to learn in a school week, this is not necessarily true. However, a school should compensate for lost time by adding time to the end of another day that week if they found this to be an issue. For high schools specifically, attendance is a serious issue.
The research team studied a set of forty-two schools that had been using MI theory for at least three years. The results from these schools were very encouraging. 78% of the schools reported positive standardized test outcomes, and 5/8 of these attributed the improvement to practices inspired by MI theory. 78% of the schools reported improved performances by students with learning difficulties. 80% of the schools reported improvement in parent participation, and 3/4 of these attributed the increase to MI theory.
Instead of a three-month summer vacation, year-round schools typically have several breaks of three to four weeks spread throughout the year. So year-round schooling don’t add more days to 180 so you don’t learn more. While some may argue that you lose time to learn over the summer because over summer break, students lose, on average, one month of grade level. It is more true that if you go to year-round schooling you won’t learn more than traditional schooling. Some evidence to prove this reason is year-round schooling has as many
"There are two kinds of YRE (year round education): multi-tracking, in which students attend on different calendars to allow more to fit into one building (some are always on vacation) and single tracking, where all students go to school on the same schedule. There are advantages to both, depending upon a district 's needs. "(EDUguide staff 1). There is no secret that a year round school calendar could potentially be more expensive than a traditional calendar. Teachers would command higher salaries if they had to work more days.
We 've just had two weeks off, everyone is refreshed, remotivated and their fire has been rekindled." ( Barton). Most importantly students, teachers and administration form a better relationship when all these factors are put together. Although most kids are used to traditional school schedules, year-round school will benefit them more. They will need the benefits from year-round school to be successful in life.
Traditional schools started 100 years ago. Students who attend traditional or year round schools will end up going school 180 days. Year round schools may have different schedules. Some students may go to school for 45 days, and have 15 days off, or they attend for 6 weeks and then have two weeks off, or have a various schedule. There are more benefits going to a year round school than a traditional school.
To understand this issue better we need to look at some statistics. We spend nearly 78 days away from school not including weekends this includes: Summer vacation, Winter break, Thanksgiving, and Spring break(“Sizes”). If we spent all of our time in school that would increase students’, involvement and help feed many children in need. Year-Round
Finland 's regular school day starts at 8 or 9 in the morning, and it goes to 1 or 2 in the afternoon. However, the average school day in the United States is about 6 and a half hours long. In Finland, they have about 25 lessons every week, each lesson is 45 minutes long. Finland also has very small classes with about 20 students in each class. Where the average class size in the United States is about 25 to 26 students.