A school district is planning to cut students’ attendance week down to four days.
Ozark Mountain School District, in the US state of Arkansas, will drop Monday from the school week with pupils and staff to attend classes between Tuesday to Friday, local news outlet KY3 reported.
Superintendent Kerry Saylors said the district, which manages three schools with about 600 students, made the decision, which should start at the beginning of the next school year, after losing 40 pupils in two years.
He also hopes it will attract teachers.
“We have a tendency to lose teachers to surrounding school districts,” he told KY3.
“We’re hopeful the four-day week might help us keep some of those teachers that possibly would have left. And also when we have open positions, hopefully this will improve our applicant pool.”
The district decided to drop Mondays because some students have school sporting commitments on Fridays.
School days and classes will be longer during the week though, but it’s not clear yet how long a typical day will be.
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