Wichita school year gets longer, days get shorter

Wichita, Kan. (KSNW) – Summer is about to get cut short. USD 259 schools will add 15 days to the school year. It’s a move that allows schools to let out 20 minutes earlier and push back the start times by ten minutes.

“So, we shortened the calendar day and made the school day longer. So now we are making the school year longer and the school day shorter,” explains Shannon Krysl, Chief Human Resources Officer with USD 259. “We moved to the current calendar to save money during the...

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