PUSD sent home a muddled barely readable letter that is difficult to interpret, but some say that they are cutting instructional time for Grades 1 - 3 by 40 minutes a day District wide, yet will not reduce teacher salaries.
At Valley View, the total instructional time for Grades 1-3 is 55,816 minutes for a 180 day school year according to this Web Link
Also, State Law minimumally requires 50,400 instructional minutes per year for Grades 1 - 3. By slashing off 40 minutes a day, this means children will receive, calculating 40 minutes X 180 days per year, a total of 7,200 minutes LESS of instructional time per year!
How can they possibly do that? If you take 55,816 current instructional minutes and subtract the 7,200 minutes, that is far below the 50,400 minimum threshold. That will drive the number of instructional minutes LESS than the State Law 50,400 minutes per year. Does this mean we have management in place that doesn't even know what the minimum instructional time per year is or haven't bothered to look it up?