Four- day school week back on the table

By: Brian Shlonsky Email
By: Brian Shlonsky Email

Tuesday’s school board meeting put the idea of a four- day school week back on the table.

The 2013-2014 calendar committee presented the board with different sample calendars for next school year. with three big differences.

The first is a traditional calendar, basically mirroring the one from this year.

A second option is for a four- day school week, which would shorten summer break, add an hour and a half to the school day, add a fall break in October and a second week of spring break. That option would start the school year in July and would require the district to re- negotiate all of its contracts. For that reason, the committee said it would need a transitional year, meaning it wouldn't actually go into effect until the 2014- 2015 school year.

The third option would keep a five day school week, but extend the school year, starting it earlier in August or even July.

The board will pick a preferred concept in late January, sending them back to the drawing board to finalize a calendar in February. But first, they want to hear from you, the community, and plan to set up community forums some time in January.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 183109781 -
Gray Television, Inc.