Twice a year, a 3-hour day can count as a full day. The extra hours must be added in 2-hour blocks.
Those 4 days, plus 5 emergency days, and days of attendance make the full school term of days. This was when school became mandatory. One of the biggest worries is that the shortened schedule would compromise student performance, which makes the results even more interesting and all the more policy relevant.
Crowded schools with more than one session can get approval for a 4-hour day.
They did not want kids running free 9 months a year. But the after-school restraint collapse meltdown is often about more than just fatigue, thanks to something psychologists call defensive detachment.