The Benefits of Year-Round School

Ryan Fredrick, Reporter

The year-round school has been in place in some school districts for a long time; in others it is a divisive topic for many other districts.

In a year-round educational format, schools continues to operate 180 days per year, but with shorter breaks between terms. The most popular form of this is the 45-15 system, which consists of 45 days of school, then a 15-day break.

Year-round school is beneficial because it keeps students engaged. One of the benefits of having year-round school is that students do not forget what they learned the year before. A shorter time away from school will allow students to remember what they just learned and use it in the future. 

During the summer, most school buildings are completely unoccupied or mostly unoccupied. It is more efficient and a better use of space to have students their year-round and be able to clean the school during the off-time. 

Year-round school is also beneficial for the students because it gives them more motivation to keep going. At the end of summer, the feeling of pure dread as the new school year starts is nothing less than excruciating. Having two and a half months of freedom and then getting it ripped away feels awful. But having shorter breaks more often refuel students and get their minds back into learning. 

Having school year-round can be beneficial for students and staff because everybody will not have the dread of going back to school after summer and will get bursts of breaks instead of a couple of really long breaks.