New York State School Boards Association

The four-day school week: A fuel’s paradise?

November 2008 • Volume 6 • Issue 3 

With fuel and energy costs again devastating school budgets, districts around the nation are resurrecting the four-day school week, or considering that option for the first time.

Districts in New York State might be tempted by the idea. The 62 city school districts endure a constant cash crunch; suburban school districts strain with depleted dollars to save prized programs; and rural school systems incur higher fuel costs from long bus routes.

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