Students need more art, music and PE at the elementary level. Currently,in many schools, students get art once per week, music once per week, and PE perhaps twice a week. This is inadequate. Extend lunch periods for students for recess. Hire parents to work the recess time (to allow teachers to have an adequate, professional lunch of 45 minutes)
According to research, early morning start times are good for adults; not children. The start time for elementary school should remain 8:30 AM for teachers and 9:00 AM for our at-risk children.
Give the staff and children a noon break; then add the 90 minutes to the end of the day.The children need a 30 minute lunch and a 30 minute recess (daily). The teachers need their 45 minute lunch and their 20 minute break.