The first and last days of school would be longer in many Illinois public school districts, under a bill which awaits a vote in the state Senate. “Most schools have about an hour the first day, or maybe two, and the last day simply another hour, and they go home. In fact, the buses even sometimes wait there,” says State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville). “To me – and I taught school for some 33 years – it just seemed to me to be a waste of time.”
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The bill defines a school day as no fewer than five hours. S.B. 2850 has passed the Senate Education Committee.