four-day school week

The North Branch school district last week received notice from the state commissioner of education that its  application to continue with a four-day school week has been approved for the 2013-14 school year. The commissioner recommended that due to new funding that will be available to the school district in 2014-15, strong consideration be given to [...]

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Many of you participated in either a random sample phone survey, or the online survey recently offered to parents/guardians, and we appreciate your input very much. As I understand it, the response to the online parent/guardian survey was astounding, and well exceeded industry standards for self-reporting surveys. In many ways, you told us things we [...]

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Curious people want to know: how much has the North Branch school district saved by going to a 4-day school week? The answer provided at the July 12 school board meeting is over $500,000 for the two years of the alternate schedule. Superintendent Dr. Deb Henton shared the information noting that the gross savings for [...]

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