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DENVER —A Colorado school district will transition from a five-day week to a four-day week beginning in August.

Brighton-based School District 27J announced Monday the four-day week will entice quality teachers and allow for the allocation of resources to items more critical to the district’s “primary purpose.”

“We’re confident it’s going to attract teachers and keep them,” District 27J Superintendent Chris Fiedler said. “I haven’t had teachers say that this is a horrible idea.”

The article goes on to state the following:

The new schedule follows the district’s six failed attempts to get more money through bond elections. With the new change, Fiedler said they hope to save around $1 million in three key areas. By not running school buses on the days with no classes, he said the district estimates to save around $700,000. School District 27J plans to tack on a couple hundred thousand more dollars by not paying for substitute teachers. The final big saving, Fiedler said, would come from utility costs, but it’s unclear how much that might be.

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  1. What is that going to do to the families that work 5 days a week while their kids are in school? Parents are now going to have to find daycare for kids that they didn’t have to before or the daycare was only a couple of hours now it will have to be a full day. A four day school week sounds good but does that increase the hours that kids have to go to school, does it increase the number of days that a kid has to be in school? There are the good things to doing that, that the school district has mentioned but there are many cons to that as well.

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