Nixon Says We Need to Lengthen School Year

Posted by staff on January 14, 2013

Do our children spend enough time in school? Governor Nixon says Missouri requires children in elementary and secondary schools 174 days a year…the fourth lowest amount in the country. Nixon says that has to come up.┬áThe governor has outlined a proposal he will make to the state legislature to lengthen the minimum school year in Missouri.

Nixon says the national average for school days is 180. He will propose making that the minimum amount of days when he presents his state of the state speech to the Missouri legislature on January 28th.

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