Should New Hampshire Slash School Weeks To Four Days?
No school on Mondays? The Granite State wouldn't be the first in the nation.
According to Fox, Colorado's district 27J officially removed Mondays off the school calendar and started a four-day school week. In part, designed to cut costs and attract teachers. How much would it save? According to Fox, it will save about $1 million per year in costs that would have otherwise gone to paying substitute teachers and running school buses. Another reason given by District 27J Superintendent Chris Fiedler is adapting. "We really feel like Monday is the day to prepare and to be better for kids," Fiedler told USA Today.
Not everyone is excited about the idea. For example, some parents are concerned about who would watch their child on Mondays while they were at work, and the price of child care for the extra days. In 27J's case, Fox reported the district would offer child care for children under 12 for $30.
Colorado's D27J isn't the first, as several school districts in Oklahoma, Montana and Oregon have also made the change.