Tuesday, February 3, 2009

"The cost savings wouldn't be significant"

By state law, elementary school students are required to have 900 hours of learning time and secondary students must have 900 hours of structured learning time.

Bellingham officials calculated a hypothetical schedule with a four-day school week. In that scenario, school begin Aug. 10 and end June 23.

Students would get just one day of vacation during the Christmas holiday and school facilities would be off limits on weekends.

Ogden said it would be difficult to change the school structure.

"For some people, having kids go to school (nearly) year-round would be desirable, but for many, the traditional summer vacation is highly desired," he said.

Read the full article on how local school districts looked at the four-day week in the Milford Daily News here

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