Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Schools take drastic measures to cut costs for the 2011-12 school year
TAVARES, Fla. -- The Lake County school district is considering going to a four-day week for the next school year.
School district officials said the move could help the district save at least $5 million.
Lake County is considering moving to a 4-day school week to save about $5 million for the district. Would you support a shorter school week to save your school district money?
No other school district has gone to a four-day school week during the regular school year, although Marion and Polk counties are discussing it, said Lake County Schools spokesman Chris Patten.
Meanwhile, four-day summer school weeks are common.
Patten said the issue will be discussed at a workshop May 16. The next school board meeting is scheduled for Monday.