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Rock Springs schools consider 4-day week, other options

December 30, 2018

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The Rock Springs school district will consider moving to a four-day school week, but officials say nothing has been decided.

The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reported Saturday that calendar committee for Sweetwater County School District No. 1 will weigh both a four- and five-day week.

The district is also considering two alternative calendars that would let students out early either one day a month or every other Friday.

The goal would be to give teachers more collaborative planning time. The school board has the final say.

Every two years, the calendar committee recommends a schedule for the following two years.

The district considered a four-day week in 2016 to save money. The district’s human resources director, Nicole Bolton, says it’s being considered this time at the request of students and staff.

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Information from: Rock Springs (Wyo.) Rocket-Miner, http://www.rocketminer.com

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