State Board Seeks Extra School Days

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 6:16 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The State Board of Education has voted to ask state legislators for funding to cover five extra days in the next school year. The board vote Tuesday was based on recommendations made last month by the Time Reform Task Force, which studied the idea of extending the school year or school day.

Board members seemed optimistic that the $90 million amendment to the state agency's budget request for the 2009 fiscal year will survive.