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Bakersfield City School District proposing year-round school

Posted at 2:50 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 23:31:30-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield City School District is proposing to modify their school schedule to a year-round instruction.

According to the District, there would still be 180 days in a school year, however those days would be spread out across a 12-month period. The District says summer time could be reduced to a six to seven week period and other breaks would be added, such as a week-long break in October.

The District is also proposing to create a summer school program that is by invitation only. The District says the program would only be offered to students who are most in need. Teachers would inform parents that their children are struggling and would need the program.

According to the District, the earliest this schedule change could take effect would be the 2020-2021 school year.

The District says it still needs to present the proposal to its stakeholders before it can be voted on by the Bakersfield City School District Board of Education.