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I was shocked to find out school will start earlier in fall. With costs increasing in the school budget, why not decrease the number of school days by increasing the length of the school days to increase efficiency, with cooling and staffing, maybe by 30 minutes?

Supt. Randy Weseman said adding half an hour to each school day wasn't as academically beneficial to students as convening school for extra days. School boards in Lawrence have consistently created calendars with a preference for more school days instead of more minutes in each day, he said.

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