Today is the first day of school for many students across the area and for some students in the Rochester City School District, they will be getting extra time in the classroom.
Previously the district had let students go home 45 minutes early on Wednesdays, but Superintendent Bolgen Vargas says that robs them of 29 hours of instruction time, which is the equivalent of missing an entire week of school.
Also starting today, some students from kindergarten through eighth grade in the city school district, such as school #17, will get two additional hours to their school day. It's part of the expanded time grant.
Some parents say they believe the students will be tired after the extended school day.
Their school day will now run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.