How many Wake County schools need to change their bell schedules this fall to meet the new state requirement for 1,025 hours of instruction?
Deputy Superintendent Cathy Moore told the school board's student achievement committee last week that they're still gathering data from individual schools. The schools are checking their schedules to see how many hours they currently have.
Wake is going with 1,025 hours instead of 185 days for the 2013-14 school year after the General Assembly said districts could use either option. It used to be 180 days and 1,000 hours.
Wake needs to know before the bell schedules are adopted by the school board in March. Any schools that are short will need to tack on some additional time to their school day.