Peach County is one of more than 120 school districts across the country where students attend school just four days a week, a cost-saving tactic gaining popularity among cash-strapped districts struggling to make ends meet. The 4,000-student district started shaving a day off its weekly school calendar last year to help fill a $1 million budget shortfall.It was that or lay off 39 teachers the week before school started, said Superintendent Susan Clark.
The FLIP side...The school district in Marlow, Okla., is switching back to a five-day week after administrators decided students were not being served well by attending school only four days. The 440-student district tried the shorter week the spring semester this year to save $25,000 in operation costs. "It was harder on the teachers. We were asking the kids to move at a quicker pace," said district Superintendent Bennie Newton. "We're hoping the four-day week won't com
Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:24 PM on Jun. 5, 2010
I am a SAHM so it doesnt make a great deal of difference for me but I wonder about working moms and such. Do you think this would be a positive or a negative?? How would it affect you?
Answer by momof030404 at 6:01 PM on Jun. 5, 2010
Answer by ErinHill226 at 7:11 PM on Jun. 5, 2010
Answer by 360 at 8:43 PM on Jun. 5, 2010
360 what states are actually HIRING MORE TEACHERS? I live in Illinois, and it is estimated that 17,000 teachers/staff members have NO JOB this coming school year. There are lay offs and budget cuts happening ALL OVER THE PLACE here.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:59 PM on Jun. 5, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:01 PM on Jun. 5, 2010
Anon :01....did ya NOT read the FIRST line?
Peach County is one of more than 120 school districts across the country where students attend school just four days a week
They arent gonna quote someone from ALL 120.
Answer by momof030404 at 9:03 PM on Jun. 5, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:45 PM on Jun. 5, 2010
See special THATS just CRAZY! My DH job cut hrs (thus pay) and widened the circle from 50 mi to 100 miles from home to job site to qualify for per Diem. They did this so they wouldn't have to lay people off! And you know what......we were GRATEFUL. A job with a pay cut is better than NO job! I would BET those 50 people would agree!
Answer by momof030404 at 10:42 PM on Jun. 5, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 11:47 PM on Jun. 5, 2010