School districts consider four-day weeks

    Imagine the things you could do with a three-day weekend. It’s a near-reality for students in Pennsylvania’s Coatesville and Warren school districts, where administrators are thinking about four-day weeks.

    Don’t get too excited. While the shorter weeks would prevent cuts and layoffs, early plans call for year-round schooling and extended days, the Associated Press reports.

    In Coatesville’s plan, middle and high school students would go to school 45 extra minutes a day. Elementary school students would have 80 more minutes — all for a total of $1.7 million in annual savings.

    Feed the Feed: Would you support an altered school schedule to save your district money?

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