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RCSD receives $5 million to implement longer school day initiative

Posted at: 12/07/2012 4:11 PM
Updated at: 12/07/2012 8:00 PM

The Rochester City School District is receiving $5 million from New York State to help improve schools and implement its longer school year initiative. 

School leaders say the funds will be split between two elementary schools. Officials say students will start to see changes at School No. 34 and School No. 9 next school year.

The school day will be extended by six hours per week from 8:00am until 5:00pm and the school year will be extended by one week. The district says it will also include a number of programs to help students like additional math lessons.