Albuquerque Public Schools is trying to prepare for a longer school year—if the governor signs the bill allowing it.
Superintendent Raquel Reedy sent a letter to APS parents asking for their input. The bill would allow for the school year to be extended by 12 days.
The superintendent says they are looking to ask the state for enough money to extend the school year across the district, but points out that this comes at a time when districts across the state are competing for limited funds.
She says she realizes summer plans, childcare, work schedules and extracurricular activities could be affected. They are asking parents to submit comments and concerns to the school board and budget steering committee.