Anonymous asked in Education & ReferencePrimary & Secondary Education · 12 months ago

Why do some schools not have a schedule where kids can come in every other day?

Basically you double the hours a day. Then you set it up A day to B day. Students choose what they they prefer to come in and they mark what day they prefer. If they really wanted or needed to they could prefer both days. It would be easier on transportation services, overcrowding, etc. It would also give kids a extra break to do what they need to do every other day. If needed because the parents would have to find something to do with their kids every other day is have this schedule for higher grades such as High School. Special needs students have the option of having every day as well as shortened days. Most High Schoolers can take care of themselves. They would have more time to work, work on homework, be social, etc. It is really not a bad system. There is long hours but this is why they have a special free time where students have a time where they can work on homework, get touting, if they have good grades and everything they can have a choice to take extra enrichment classes or have a free time in designated areas such as certain classrooms, cafeteria, gym, outside recreational areas. As well as take special mini field trips.

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  • 12 months ago
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    It's not a bad idea, but it still has some flaws. Now, it sounds like a good system and it would work in certain areas. But that means there's a give and take. For example, if you want to make late Wednesdays (where you come to school at a later time) longer then the student's lunchtime would have be shortened. Someone else stated in the comments that having half the students come on A days and the other half comes on B days--I think that would work pretty well and WOULD be cheaper than building more schools.

  • 12 months ago

    Because in school, you do as you're told.

  • 12 months ago

    No terrible idea.

  • 12 months ago

    If there are kids in the school, then there would have to be teachers and other staff there too. Maybe those people would prefer to spend the evenings with their own children, or doing their own stuff instead of working. What does a kid need to do that they can't get done on a regular school day?

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  • donnie
    Lv 4
    12 months ago

    Your absolutely right. It is not a bad system in theory and it may work really well with certain areas. You have to think about scheduling would be harder if every school like the elementary schools and high schools having different schedules. It may work or have all schools do that. That would be more of a burden on parents having to find something to do with their children which is hard enough for the breaks we do have. The long hours may be too long and studying may be harder. Some schools/teachers would probably not provide appropriate breaks. It would cause problems of its own. You are right about it may be good for overcrowded schools and buses. Teachers and staff would have to work longer hours. They would be paid more but still longer hours may be a problem for some teachers. While students would have a whole day to themselves some have busy home lives and this could totally exhaust them because it is 14 hours of schooling every other day for 12 or 13 years of their lives.

  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    l'm not sure, but my school board wanted to shorten school days by omitting the lunch hour (and allowing snacks in class) and have 4 day weeks instead of 5 because they claimed they would save a significant amount of money on utility bills which would solve their budgeting problems. So longer hours and more days the school is open would mean a significantly larger cost to operate the school, meaning most schools would never do that. Maybe if the school is overcrowded, it's a cheaper option to have half the students come on A days and the other half on B days than it is to build a new school though.

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