Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Ponders 4-Day School Week

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (WCCO) — A suburban school district may become the first in the metro area to shorten its week to save money.

The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage school board needs to save $5 million next year. One option would be to give students every other Monday off.

The greatest concern comes from parents worried about child care.

Gary Amoroso of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators says a number of rural districts have addressed such concerns and now have shorter weeks.

“What I’ve heard is that most parents and students actually endorse the four-day week once they’ve experienced it, and wouldn’t want to go back to a five-day week,” said Amoroso.

The number of days would be reduced by 17 but the total number of classroom hours would stay the same.

The Burnsville district is holding a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to talk about the shorter week and other options. It’s taking place at the Diamondhead Education Center on Burnsville Parkway.

  • http://johnmurphyreports.com/2012/04/12/burnsville-eagan-savage-schools-consider-moving-to-four-day-week/ Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools Consider Moving to Four Day Week

    […] According to the story on WCCO, the district would have 17 fewer school days but apparently the same number of hours in the classroom.  This district is on the other side of the Twin Cities for me and I have not heard anything weather the school districts in the western suburbs are considering a similar option. Share this Post:ShareFacebookStumbleUponDiggRedditEmailPrint Filed Under: Schools Tagged With: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District, Four Day School Week, Public Schools […]

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