Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Lawmakers reject plan prohibiting shorter school days

Email News Alerts
education Woodbury, 55125
Woodbury Minnesota 8420 City Centre Drive 55125

Minnesota schools should be allowed to shorten their school days, representatives decided Monday while debating an education policy bill.

Advertisement
Advertisement

House Minority Leader Marty Seifert, R-Marshall, wanted to prohibit schools from shortening their school days in future academic years. He said school days are getting shorter, but there is even more students must learn.

"For goodness sakes," Seifert said during a floor debate, "could we at least agree that the school day shouldn't be any shorter?"

Rep. Mindy Greiling, D-Roseville, responded: "You can't just issue edicts to schools when you're under-funding them."

Seifert's amendment was defeated 72-59.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness