June 8, 2012 11:24 AM
For some Broward students, the school day will last 30 minutes longer this coming school year.
One high school and eight elementary schools lengthened the day to allow for “increased learning time” as required by a federal grant program, said district spokesperson Tracy Clark. In other words, students will spend an extra 30 minutes in the classroom.
The nine affected schools are among the state’s persistently lowest-achieving. They received additional funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s three-year Schools Improvement Grants (“SIG”) program. Florida received $ 170 million of the $ 3.5 billion in SIG funds distributed in 2010.
Broward’s nine SIG schools are:
- Coconut Creek High
- Dillard Elementary (Fort Lauderdale)
- Imagine Charter Elementary @ North Lauderdale
- Larkdale Elementary (Lauderhill)
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary (Lauderhill)
- North Fork Elementary (Fort Lauderdale)
- North Lauderdale Elementary
- Sunland Park Elementary (Fort Lauderdale)
- Walker Elementary (Fort Lauderdale)
To learn more about Broward’s SIG schools, visit broward.k12.fl.us/strategic-achievement.
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