Early school release benefits all involved
Regarding the issue of early release for Santa Fe Public Schools elementary school students, it is important for parents and other community members to understand that the early release schedule does not reduce the time that students spend in class. In fact, a half-hour is added to the end of each day, Monday through Thursday, to compensate for the two-hour earlier dismissal time on Fridays. Therefore, students are not losing class time. Instead, they are gaining longer learning blocks on four out of five school days. These longer learning blocks are beneficial because they provide students with more uninterrupted time in which to concentrate and focus on their lessons.