Area School Lengthens Day, Shortens Year By Weeks

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Some Kansas schools are cutting back to a four day week to save money, but one district is adding minutes to their day.

The hallways inside Peabody Schools are still empty, because classes don't start until next week. The district decided by lengthening the school day by 30 minutes it could shorten the school year by 25 days, saving $35,000-40,000 a year.

"We are faced with the same budget shortfalls that other school districts are, we have to be somewhat creative because our budget is really really tight," said Principal Tim Robertson.

Teachers have been working to change lesson plans to adjust to the shorter school year. School starts September 8th.

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