Four Day School Week Moving Forward
School leaders in Marion County say they are moving forward with a four day school week next fall. District Superintendent Jim Yancey recently traveled to Kentucky to see how it would work. Yancey made a presentation to school board members Thursday. The move would save the district almost $4 million dollars. The superintendent just got back from a trip to Webster County, Kentucky where kids go to school 162 days a year versus the standard 180. Their student population 20 times less than in Marion County. The proposal here would cut 36 days of school a year- every Monday.
"This is all about money," Yancey told TV20. "This is not what is educationally sound, this is not about anything else, it's all about money."
Teacher's pay wouldn't be affected, but school days would be longer. The move has already been approved and school board members say it is moving forward.
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