Adopt Four-Day School Weeks For South Jersey? [POLL]
A Colorado school district is the first -- or at least that I am aware of -- to make the major change of transitioning from a five-day to a four-day week beginning as soon as this August.
Their reasoning is that this schedule change -- which now eliminates the Monday of the school week *jealous* -- with hopes of attracting quality teachers because they will use Mondays to organize and prepare themselves for their classes.
"We're confident it's going to attract teachers and keep them," said District 27J Superintendent Chris Fiedler said. "[Teachers will be able to] reorganize and create time to support teacher development and preparedness."
However, a major fallback is that while the school district is saving money, this schedule change may cost families more for child care.
So what do you think? There are positives and there are negatives -- which do you think is best for the South Jersey?
Check out the original article at WBIR.com.
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