Chappaqua Elementary School Day Will Extend In 2013-14

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The instructional day for Chappaqua Central School District's three elementary schools will extend by 30 minutes beginning in 2013-14, according to Superintendent Lyn McKay. Photo Credit: File

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – Even more scheduling changes are on the way for Chappaqua schools.

The instructional day for the Chappaqua Central School District's three elementary schools will extend by 30 minutes beginning in the 2013-14 school year, according to Superintendent Lyn McKay.

Before Thanksgiving, McKay and other school officials discussed the plan with about 45 parents at an informal “coffee and conversation.”

“It was very informative,” McKay said. “We learned a lot with conversations with people in the audience.”

McKay was joined at the meeting by Michael Rettig, an outside scheduling associate. Rettig played a large role in the district’s last major schedule change of extending middle school periods to 55 minutes for the 2012-13 school year. McKay joked that Rettig “is starting to feel like part of Chappaqua.”

McKay kept quiet about the specifics, but said the extension will come at the beginning of the school day. Elementary schools are currently open for six hours, from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The middle schools are open for six hours and 35 minutes, and the high school is open for six hours and 55 minutes.

More information will be shared about the schedule change during the next Board of Education meeting on Dec. 12. The meeting begins at 8:15 p.m. in the academic commons of Horace Greeley High School.

“We will bring to you a full presentation about what it is and the direction we are going,” McKay said.

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