ALAMOGORDO, N.M.—Public school officials in Alamogordo are considering a year-round school in which students would attend classes 240 days each year.

Students currently attend 162 days of school.

Superintendent George Straface tells the Alamogordo Daily News (http://bit.ly/13oEJhO) that the advantages of a year-round school include the district's ability to measure student success, provide additional instruction and help educate students.

He also says establishing a year-round school will be costly.

Straface says the district would need to pass a bond election to finance air conditioners for each of the district's buildings that would be used as year-round schools.

The superintendent says he wants to collect more data about year-round schools and how it will help student achievement.

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Information from: Alamogordo Daily News, http://www.alamogordonews.com


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