Lawmakers in Olympia are considering two bills that would allow school districts to have school only four days a week. The school day would be longer, of course, but kids get a three-day weekend.
According to this story from The Seattle P-I, the bill would waive the 180-day school requirement as long as students still get the required 1,000 hours of instruction every year. The goal is to save money on utilities, transportation, maintenance and food, according to the bills’ sponsors.
Is this a good idea? How about the possibility of having school year-round?