The Benefits Of Year-Round Schools

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“The very thought of sending kids to school year-round makes some parents cringe” (Scholastic). In year-round school, schools continue to operate a hundred and eighty days per year, but they stretch out the hundred and eighty days over the entire year and take shorter breaks between each term. Year-round schools have become increasingly common, both as an academic improvement strategy and as a solution to student and teacher burnout. Student and teacher burnout is when the student or teacher is highly stressed or completely exhausted. Year-round schooling is not necessarily the same as expanded learning time. Expanded learning time is either lengthening the school days or lengthening the school year. Many year-round schools simply reorganize…show more content…
Year-round schools have been around since the early 1900s and are mostly in urban areas since they are not affected by the agricultural cycle, like some place. The first areas to present year-round schools were Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Washington D.C., and Detroit. By 1973, states that that year-round schooling as options were: Washington, Nevada, California, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida, Vermont, and Kentucky (Wikipedia). “In 1986, 408 schools overall were on a year-round schedule. The number of year-round schools increased by twenty-six percent between the 2006-07 and 2011-12 school years. The Congressional Research Service reports that year-round schools are more common in the South and West than in the Northeast and Midwest.”…show more content…
Maintenance can make the adjustments and repairs they may need to make closer to the time the issue occurs. Instead of maintenance waiting till summer break they could fix the issue during the vacation weeks. Proponents may ask why the maintenance can not repair the issues during the day. The problem with maintenance working during the day is the safety of the students and if any harm is to occur to a student then it would be the school 's responsibility.
Year-round schooling can have effects on budgets. Year-round schooling allows school facilities to be used most effectively because they have not been sitting empty for months at a time during a lengthy summer break. Families’ budgets might benefit from the reduced costs of airline or vacation tickets by not traveling in the general travel season times (Pearson). Going along with a families’ budgets, they may also have to find babysitters or caregivers for specific weeks. Babysitters would have to be flexible and able to meet the families’ needs. They may also have to provide their own
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