Finally, the four-day school week has been put on the agenda and opened up for discussion.
Still, there are school board members who seem more concerned about the parents and their reactions. I would assume, maybe erroneously, that their major concern should be to maintain an adequate number of teachers and to be assured that our children are receiving a good education. A slightly increased day of exposure to their studies would enhance their learning.
The saving associated with one less school day per week is equivalent to a 20-percent reduction in services and consumption of utilities. Now they should also consider the extracurricular activities and all the costs associated with these programs. The word "extra" translates as "not truly needed." Surely you must agree these activities do not enhance the learning of the majority of students.
Also, in this economy and with the strains being put on all of us, many of us have curtailed the extras we do not need.