More Colorado school districts are moving to a four-day school week, reports the Denver Post.
The move to a streamlined school week came from tighter budgets and increased energy costs. But the jury’s still out about whether or not it actually saves more money.
By cutting the school week, schools save on transportation, food and energy costs. But they do receive some push-back from parents, who have to pay for extra childcare.
Studies find no difference in student performance between students who attend school four days a week and those who attend five days.
Most districts save around 1 percent when switching.
Read more at the Denver Post.