Questions remain about extended school day

By News4Jax.com Staff, webteam@wjxt.com
Published On: Aug 06 2014 02:16:45 PM EDT
Updated On: Aug 06 2014 04:39:53 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

There are 50 schools in Duval County that will have an extra hour added to kids' day for the 2014-15 school year.

The extended hour at some schools are required, while it is just recommended at other schools.

The district is expected to set the new hours next week.

Parents who have questions about changes to bus stop locations and times can call 904-381-7433.

It's not just the students and parents who may have questions about all the new changes with the extra hour. It's some of the teachers, too.

The school board has not yet approved funding to pay teachers for the additional hour.

The school district estimates the cost for extending the school day at 50 schools will be between $8 million and $10 million.

For a full list of schools affected by the extended day, go to the Duval County Public Schools website.