Chesterfield extends school days

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Students in Chesterfield will soon spend a little more time in the classroom.

The school board voted to extend the school day by 10 minutes on Tuesday.

The extra time each day will add about 5 full days to the school year.

Leaders hope to use the extra days as teacher works days. This will give teachers more time to plan their lessons.

The extra time won't go into effect until next school year.

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