Wichita schools will return to a longer school year

February 13, 2018 - 5:15 am

Schools in USD 259 will return to shorter school days and a longer school year this fall, after board members unanimously approved a new calendar at Monday's Board of Education meeting. 

Two years ago, the district shortened the school year and added 30 minutes to the school day as a cost-cutting measure to help balance the budget. The new calendar will now have 173 school days, which returns the 15 days that were previously missing.

Board vice president Sheril Logan, who served on the district's calendar committee, said she and the rest of her team were pleased with the proposed change. The first day of classes for Wichita students will be August 15th and the last day will be on May 23rd, 2019.

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