HARRISBURG, Mo. (AP) -- A mid-Missouri school district will begin a four-day school week next fall.
The Harrisburg district's school board voted Monday night to begin having school Tuesday through Friday, which will save the district an estimated $75,000 annually. The Columbia Tribune reports that most of the savings will come from transportation costs and shorter workweeks for secretaries and janitors.
The northern Boone County district has about 600 students, who will attend school from 8:05 a.m. to 3:47 p.m. The district will not have a traditional spring break.
Voters in the district have twice rejected a proposed 30-cent tax levy increase.
Superintendent Lynn Proctor says a drop in government funding combined with a requirement to increase the district's spending reserves made the move necessary.
Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com
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