More schools vote on longer school day

September 16, 2011 5:37:56 AM PDT
The staffs at four more Chicago Public Schools have voted on whether to extend the school day.

Teachers at Colemon Elementary, on Chicago's South Side, and Burnham Elementary on the city's West Side, voted against a longer school day. That's despite the offer of a two percent raise, and up to $150,000 per school.

Meanwhile, Fiske and Howe elementaries, voted in favor of a longer day. That brings the total to nine that support the proposal.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard support a longer day and year.