ALAMOGORDO, N.M.—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,