Something doesn't add up here...
The school board here has come up with a plan to allow "teachers to meet regularly to collaborate and discuss ways to improve individual student academic performance." The plan involved moving some times around, with the net result being that students still end up with the state mandated amount of classroom time.
The gist of the plan is that school starts 10 minutes earlier every day. Let's see, 10 minutes/day x 5 days/week = 50 additional minutes per week.
The schools then let out one hour earlier each Wednesday so the teachers can work on improving that academic performance.
It seems to me that the students are actually LOSING 10 minutes of class time per week.
The issue is compounded because there will be six Wednesdays where school will let out an additional 1 1/2 hours earlier then the already shortened day.
So, for 33 weeks, they miss 10 minutes per week, and for 6 weeks, they miss 100 minutes, for a total of 930 minutes, or 15.5 hours.
I don't get this new math. What am I missing?