More School Time for Kids in Portage, Mattawan

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Mon August 18, 2014

More School Time for Kids in Portage, Mattawan

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The changes mean that Portage must add four days to its school calendar while Mattawan cuts back on half-days and extends class hours for elementary students.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Students in Portage, Mattawan and Climax-Scotts are among those who will be spending more time in the classroom this year, the result of changes in state regulations regarding the minimum number of instructional days and hours. In 2013-14, public schools had to provide 170 days of instruction, with a total of 1,098 hours.