By Shelby Perea, Albuquerque Journal
Jan. 18, 2019

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is aiming to extend the school year, and school districts are on board as long as there’s funding for it.

In her budget recommendation for the fiscal year starting in July, Lujan Grisham suggested putting in an additional $18.7 million to add three school days to the academic year.

That would make the school year 183 days.

The Legislative Finance Committee also pushed for an extended school year – 10 days longer – with the aim to ramp up professional development time for educators.

Some of the state’s largest districts see the benefits of added time for both instruction and for teacher training.

Santa Fe Public Schools Superintendent Veronica Garcia said additional professional development days built into the school year would result in more instructional time, too.

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