will switch to a four-day school week for the 2010-2011 school year, the Idaho State Journal reports. Barbara Taylor, Preston School District Superintendent, said the district will save about $150,000 by making the switch. Preston School District
The conversion to four-day school weeks is one of many changes districts across
are considering in the face of budget shortfalls. The decision whether to switch is made at the local level, and four-day school weeks do not reduce the student-teacher contact time. Districts are still required to adopt a school calendar that provides its students with the same required instructional hours. Idaho
For more information on four-day school weeks, please visit the State Department of Education’s Rural Education website.