No more year round school

No more year round school

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Year round school is very draining, there is no reason for it. School is supposed to be somewhere you look forward going to, a place you can't wait to go back to. In reality, it's not. Some mutuals have expressed very deep feeling about school starting August 2nd next year and ending in early June. Before we started in mid August and ended late May. Why can't it go back to that? I would love to see how trapping children in an even longer school year is beneficial in your or the school boards eyes. School causes so much anxiety in students, even depression. Making school longer is just going to keep picking at the scab of mental health. A dear friend of mine had anxiety so bad they would throw up in the morning before going to their classes. Elongating the school year will just make it worse. No student should already have to dread next school year when the new year hasn't even started. My team and I would recommend you rethink your choices for next school year even this one. June 15th is a stretch isn't? You may not think it's bad because it's personally not affecting you, you're just the one getting paid. We recommend you look in to this and please reconsider your thoughts, no child should have to hate school. Somethings to look into are the effects school has on mental health and the cons of year round school. We give our condolences and please stay safe during these times. We would love to help make a change for the better. Below is an article on cons of year round schooling and schools effects on mental health. We understand that it's not completely year round, but eventually if this continues it will be one day. We also know we get breaks in between to even things out, but please this is not the approach to take.

https://www.theedadvocate.org/3-reasons-not-to-adopt-year-round-schooling/

https://listverse.com/2018/06/17/top-10-reasons-school-can-be-harmful-for-mental-health/

https://www.capitalgazette.com/lifestyles/ph-ac-smith-0914-20160915-story.html

Here are some reasons from verywellfamily.com

Children in year-round schools would not be able to participate in sports teams or programs that operate in the summertime.
Initial costs associated with starting or changing a traditional school to a year-round school are high.
Multi-tracking programs mean that parents could possibly have children that are on different schedules.
School budgets and staffing issues simply may not allow for extended school-year programs. Many schools already struggle to pay teachers a competitive wage, making it hard to keep high-quality teachers. The cost of teaching as a full-time endeavor may not be feasible either locally or federally.
 
School maintenance costs, including day-to-day upkeep, air-conditioning, and utilities, can increase significantly t if schools are open during the summer.
Students in year-round school may miss out on opportunities to spend time with children of other ages while learning about nature, as typical summer camp experiences may no longer be a part of the childhood experience.
Teens who need to work to help support themselves or make money for college may have difficulty holding or finding a job if they do not have the entire summer off.

 

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