School Districts Switch Schedules to Save Money

By: AP
By: AP

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) _ Some Kansas schools are preparing for
further additional cuts in state spending by cutting to four-day
weeks.

The Cunningham school board in south-central Kansas earlier this month decided to adopt the four-day week for the district's grade school and high school. That will save the district about $45,000
on busing, utility and labor costs.

The term will be Aug. 24 to May 26.

At least 11 school districts in the state have adopted four-day school weeks.

The Haviland and Mullinville districts in Kiowa County approved the change for next year in March.

In addition, the Marysville Advocate reports Marysville schools will end the current school year five days earlier than scheduled. The move is in response to an estimated $100,000 loss in state aid.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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