Richmond Public Schools officials are moving forward with a plan to study the effectiveness of year-round schools.
The Richmond school board voted Monday night to apply for a grant to study how year-round schools would work in Richmond. The $50,000 planning grant would be applied to study the program at one school in particular - Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School.
If the grant is awarded and the trial is effective, school leaders said the program could be implemented at other schools as early as 2014.
School officials said they hope the program will increase student performance.