Shorter School Year Possible

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A proposal from the state assembly would allow for a shorter school year.

Under current law, schools are required to hold class for at least 180 days a year, and all middle and high school students have to get at least 1,100 hours of instruction.

The new proposal would keep the hour requirement, but allow districts to create a longer school day. A move like that would make a shorter school year possible.

The state's largest teacher's union doesn't like the idea. WEAC officials worry that schools would be able to eliminate days while lengthening each class by only a few minutes.