Northwest Missouri school district adopts 4-day week -

Northwest Missouri school district adopts 4-day week

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

STET, Mo. (AP) -- Another northwest Missouri school district is moving to a four-day week.  

The board in the Stet R-15 School District voted Wednesday to hold classes Monday through Friday beginning next year. The district will add 45 minutes of instructional time added to each day.  

Stet is located in rural Ray County, about 50 miles northeast of Kansas City. The state's database lists its enrollment at roughly 80 students.  

KMBC-TV reports that Stet superintendent John Wiggans expects the shorter week to save about $65,000 a year. The superintendent says the district already cut some positions but still had to find savings as state funding gets tighter.  

At least two other northwest Missouri districts have also adopted four-day weeks, and Wiggans predicts more will be looking closely at joining the trend.

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