Wilcox County schools will go to a four-day school week starting in the 2010-11 school year, according to a school system news release.
The move, which comes largely because of expected budget cuts, would save the school system $100,000, school officials said.
“We are trying to be proactive in announcing this change,” Superintendent Steve J. Smith said. “While we look for cost savings, we also hope to see improved student achievement as a result of fewer discipline referrals and lower teacher absenteeism.”
“As we face more financial pressures from reduced state funding, we will continue to look for ways to cut costs without adversely affecting student achievement,” he added.
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The Wilcox County school system has approved the new calendar, which mostly would allow students Mondays off. Now it moves on to the state board of education for final approval.
The Peach County school system also went to a four-day school week this school year because of state budget cuts.