4-Day School Weeks Continue in Denver’s School District 27J

A school district outside of Denver found a way to save nearly $1 million: transitioning to a four-day school week. The move has come with mixed feelings as a growing number of school districts across the country make the same switch in an effort to save money.

School district 27J, just northeast of downtown, cited a funding shortfall for the change. By switching to a four-day week, the district says it can better recruit and retain teachers and allocate resources that are in short supply.

“I realize this will be a significant change… but our district can no longer be expected to do more with less financial resources,” said Superintendent Chris Fiedler.

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