Year Round School: An Annual Mistake

Throughout time education has been considered a process that every so
often must be improved. The education quality in the U.S. has declined over the
years and people have been looking for a way to make improvements. A more recent
proposal has been to go from a traditional nine month schedule to an all year
program. Supporters of year round school claim it gives the student a better
education. However, the prospect of year round school is not beneficial to the
taxpayers pocket, to the education a student receives, or to the people
involved with the district.
All year school ends up costing the school district and surrounding
community more money than a traditional nine month ...

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cornerstone of education. Also, it takes additional funds to run
the school all year, due to things such as air conditioning in the summer (White
28). Many schools due not currently need AC systems to be used. However, AC is
a costly amenity and if schools are held open three additional months, AC
becomes a heavy factor. Not to mention, the level of supplies and paper that is
consumed would be more than 33% larger (Sardo- Brown 26). Costs per school for
items, such as paper, increase due to constant use. (White 29). Students would
be deprived of such simple items such as worksheets or class handouts. Outside
costs, such as transportation and equipment for activities would go up for
constant maintenance (Sardo Brown 27). Buses that travel every school day use
the districts money for gasoline and repairs. The money needed to cover the
maintenance These costs can be very hard for a district to swallow, because they
must be covered by someone. Taxes would have to shoot up to ...

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