A deal has been reached to extend the school day for many students in the Boston public school system.
The Boston Teachers Union, Boston Public Schools, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh came to an agreement Wednesday night to extend the school day by 40-minutes in some cases.
When teachers voted yes on the deal, the parties also agreed on a nearly $4,500 annual stipend for teachers for the expanded schedule.
The district plans to phase in 20 schools per year over the next three years.
Experts say it will cost the school districts more than $12 million per year.
Walsh said in a statement, “I commend the Boston Teachers Union and Boston Public Schools on reaching an agreement.”
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He added, “This is an example of successful collaboration efforts, and our young people will have more time to learn.”