APS officials say they are awaiting a signature from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on a bill that includes an option to lengthen the school year by 12 days.
In the meantime, Albuquerque Public School officials are asking for feedback from parents and guardians on the proposal for the longer school year.
APS says the move would cost a lot of money and the district would be competing with other districts around the state to secure funding for the change.
Some of the funding would go toward paying salaries for teacher and school staff. APS will also be looking at how the change would impact summer school, summer jobs and athletics.
District officials are asking for parent feedback on the proposed extension via email by Friday, April 12.
APS Superintendent Raquel Reedy has posted an explanation online. In it she says "What that looks like has yet to be determined. There are countless issues to consider, and many hard choices to make. How will this affect family vacations, child care, summer jobs, summer school, athletics, extracurricular activities, staff professional development, contract negotiations?"
CLICK HERE to read her online statement
CLICK HERE to give your input