The MACCRAY School District in western Minnesota voted earlier this month to switch to a four-day school week beginning in September. The decision to close the schools on Mondays will mean slightly longer hours on the other four days, but it will also mean a three-day weekend, every week.
They will be saving money on:
* transportation costs
* heating and cooling costs
* substitute costs (teachers have a weekday to schedule appointments, thereby cutting back on the need for subs)
They will also see a decrease in the number of student absences (though I'm curious to see how that works out in a percentage compared to the number of actual school days in a year).
Man, WHY could this not have happened when *I* was in school. I am all for a 4-day work week.