Dallas School District pushing to extend the school year

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

In an attempt to keep students from falling farther behind during the pandemic the Dallas School District is pushing to extend the school year.

The Dallas ISD school board is considering 3 new potential calendars. Officials say two of them would extend the school year beyond the district’s typical schedule.

The calendars were presented to the board yesterday. One is a quote “school day redesign” and would add an additional 23 days of learning for all students on a given campus.

Another calendar, the Intersession Model, offers nearly 5 more weeks of instruction to a targeted group of students kindergarten through 8th grade.

At the meeting, some DISD board trustees said they’re concerned about how campuses will be selected, or excluded, from the extended schedules.

The board is expected to vote on the calendars later this month, but their votes will not finalize the list of schools participating.