Colorado School District To Start 4-Day Week: District 51 Next?
District 27J is joining over 90 other school districts in Colorado in August. When students return to school in August, they'll be back to school with a different schedule.
The Superintendent of District 27J, Chris Fielder, thinks the four-day school weeks will benefit the teachers as well as the students.
I believe it is in our students' best interest to provide high quality, engaged teachers using 21st century tools for learning four days a week rather than not have them five days a week.
- Independence Academy
- Juniper Ridge Community School
- New Emerson at Columbus
- Dual Immersion Academy School
Almost half of Colorado school districts are currently operating on a four-day school week. Although District 27J's switch will save approximately $1 million, Grand Junction has some concerns about locals schools making the switch.
Do you think more schools in District 51 will convert from a five-day school week to a four-day school week?