Fees for these classes are $200 for in-district students and $250 for anyone living outside the district. In addition, driving sessions offered in the fall are conducted in the evening and on Saturdays, but no school credit is given. Although summer classes are offered, they are limited to 30 students each and sessions fill up quickly. Last year only 139 out of 458 students took the summer course. In summation, the safety of teenagers is affected when drivers’ training is not available.
The main reason why high schools are still not changing their hours is because of the buses. In the article “What is the Advantage of Having School Start Early” by Marie Anderson, she gives statistics on how it saves schools money starting school early. She says, “ Lubbock ISD in Texas is anticipating saving more than 1 million dollars by utilizing start times prior to 8 a.m. at some campuses. Suffolk Public Schools in Virginia estimates that by starting some campuses at 7:25 a.m. they will be able to save around $680,000 a year”(Anderson). By starting high schools so early it is saving money because the buses pick up high schoolers and middle schoolers first then they pick up elementary students, requiring less buses and bus drivers.
There is more than one way to teach education. Homeschooling and public schools are two examples of them in America. Both types of education have their similarities as well as their differences. Statistics indicate that “about 3 percent of the school-age population was homeschooled in the 2011–12 school year” (nces.Ed.Gov). Statistics also show that, “In fall 2015, about 50.1 million students will attend public elementary and secondary schools.
In food service, (Dam) finds that if districts are funding their food service from the general fund, 20% of that subsidy may be saved since the program runs only four days. However, he does go on to say that certain fixed costs within this category will remain the same. Utility savings, he observes, may be comparable to those of a three-day weekend if the buildings are closed and actually placed on weekend cycle. However, he notes that most school buildings are left open for extra activities and the use of staff (Dam, 2006). (Hewitt and Denny) indicate savings achieved with a four-day school week vary greatly from district to district, depending on the constancy they adhere to cost saving measures.
44 percent of the school funding comes from state funds and, decreasing those mean the school districts have to scale back the educational services or raise local property tax to cover to cost; some might have to do a combination of both. Budget cuts on education began in July 2008 with reducing the number of teachers and other employees, however as of August 2013, 324,000 jobs nationally since 2008 were lost. Some states increased funding for the current school years but not nearly, enough to compare to what was cut the previous year. New Mexico for example had an increase of $... ... middle of paper ... ... only to turn around and repeatedly slash funding for their training and development Why is school funding continuously being cut? How can we cut school aid when there is extra money in accounts for tattoo and body-piercing shops, tanning facilities and pawnbroker regulation?
Others think that parents will have issues with it, having to deal with extra childcare cost, also how will the younger children deal with the longer school days. This issue will effect, not only parents, but teachers, school bus drivers, and students etc. An article I found states that the 4-day week isn’t new, it has become popular in other states. And now it is happening in a county in Georgia due to the loss of $900,000 in the schools budget. Diane Cargile of the National Association of Elementary School Principals, wasn’t for
This is the biggest reason that school switch to a four day school week because it can save a school thousands of dollars. Schools can save on things like transportation, custodial pay, food costs, utility bills, and many other expenses. Since there is an extra day schools can save on not paying substitutes to come and fill in for teachers because teacher will more likely to be there every day. The Orlando Sentinel noted that the education board for Lake County School suggests that they have accounted for a four percent saving on food and transportation. The school also talks about that the teacher didn’t see a reduction in pay (Ritchie).
Red: No Blue: Yes 25.0% 75.0% I put out a study asking if our school should move to a four day school week. Of the 20 people that answered, 15 of them said yes to moving to a four day school week. The rest voted no but gave reason saying that they would forget to much of the information they learned or that one extra day wouldn’t matter. Finally, In order to improve knowledge and overall health in adolescence, school districts should switch to a four day school week. A four day school week would help out with kids all over the world to help them with their knowledge.
However, the term “year-round” is misleading. Students would not go to school non-stop twelve months out of the year. Instead, students would attend in blocks separated by short but frequent breaks (Hapka). The National Education Association gives insight to the block system: The most popular form of year-round education is the 45-15 plan, where students attend school for 45 days and then get three weeks (15 days) off. The usual holiday breaks are still built into this calendar.
This is a four-hour drive one-way. The amount of gas I use is way too much. Switching cars with my mom will lower my gas by almost 50%. Another category I can work on is food. Every Wednesday from 10 AM to 2 PM, there is a farmer’s market on the University’s mall.