Greendale Elementary schools will have an extra 10 minutes added to the day starting this fall.
The Greendale School Board approved extending the elementary school day by ten minutes, from 3:20 pm to 3:30 pm., so that students can have ample time to eat.
Staff said parents supported the extension, based on reactions at school registration and a positive response to the change from 88 percent of parents responding to a food service survey.
In other years, elementary students had less than 20 minutes to eat. The lines for food serving and dressing for the outdoors in colder weather were also a factor in the reduced eating time.
Adding the ten minutes will also help with after-school transportation; the buses usually don’t arrive at the schools until 3:30 p.m..