Four-Day School Week

By: 11 News Email
By: 11 News Email

Pueblo, Colo. (AP) - School officials in Pueblo are talking about four-day school weeks next year to save money.
Pueblo County School District 70 says it could save about $1.2 million next year with the shorter school week.
The savings would come from savings in staffing, utilities and bus service.
The idea for a shorter school week was discussed in meetings with parents about finding $4.5 million to cut from the budget for the 2009-2010 school year.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports that officials have not announced details about how the four-day week would work.
Officials plan to conduct a parent survey in coming weeks to debate the idea.

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  • by Terrie Location: Grand Junction on Apr 6, 2009 at 08:08 AM
    I think this is a good option. Something has to be done about the buget, but no one wants to pay out any taxes! The school has to do what they have to do!
  • by Didi Location: Glade Park on Mar 22, 2009 at 04:39 PM
    This is a great idea for districts with few kids on free and reduced lunch programs. Unfortunately if this were implemented in some economically disadvantaged school districts a four-day school week would mean some kids go hungry for 3 days a week.
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