Public school officials in Alamogordo are considering a year-round school in which students would attend classes 240 days each year.
Students currently attend 162 days of school.
Superintendent George Straface tells the Alamogordo Daily News that the advantages of a year-round school include the district's ability to measure student success, provide additional instruction and help educate students.
He also says establishing a year-round school will be costly.
Straface says the district would need to pass a bond election to finance air conditioners for each of the district's buildings that would be used as year-round schools.
The superintendent says he wants to collect more data about year-round schools and how it will help student achievement.
Information from: Alamogordo Daily News.
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