This is important because the extended school day will deeply affect the way Walter Payton College Prep High School educates young men and women. This matters because the current schedule has allowed Walter Payton High School to operate at a level that paid off with being ranked 2nd in the state of Illinois in 2009, and for several years since. Walter Payton was also ranked #96 in the country by U.S. News & World Reports. Our current schedule is unique and empowers us to work to new heights. And if the current proposed added minutes plan goes through, it could forever change our academic standing. Assuming that simply adding extra minutes will transfer into higher scores at other schools is not the right answer for this High School. Thank you very much.