The board again discussed 4 options that would add anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes of instructional time to each secondary school day.
Board member Jeanne Nelson thought the average student could benefit from the change ....
Vice-chair Ben Baratto voiced concerns over the change in bus pick-up times for elementary students and dismissal times for high school students, which could interfere with jobs, sports and other activities.
"Option A" would have added 30 minutes each day, or the equivalent of about 16 days, to WAPS secondary schools and Cotter classes and they would have started school at 7:20 a.m. and dismissed at 2:20 p.m.
That option's estimated cost was just over 92-thousand dollars. The least expensive option's estimated cost was about $55,000 and would have added 20 minutes to each instructional day.