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School districts weigh 4-day weeks



Published: Thu, May 5, 2011 @ 8:45 a.m.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two Pennsylvania school districts are considering switching to a four-day week to save money.

The Coatesville Area School District in Chester County and the Warren County School District are considering year-round four-day weeks as a way to prevent layoffs and program cuts. No other Pennsylvania districts have such a schedule.

Under the Coatesville plan, students in the middle and high schools would have their days extended 45 minutes. Elementary school students would get an extra 80 minutes. Coatesville superintendent Richard Como says the change would save his district $1.7 million per year.

Warren County school officials say such a move would save money by cutting the number of meals the district must serve and trimming transportation costs.


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1piak(508 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

Now that's "do able". If they got rid of all the diversity, politically correct propaganda and global warming alarmism subjects, they could accomplish the true mission of schooling. That's preparation of students for being good citizens and finding jobs.

Yeah, it ought to work. Maybe our Mahoning Valley schools ought to look into that.

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2ValleyNative(174 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

Ha, my sister-in-law teaches in the Warren district! It's in the middle of nowhere.

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