8:32 am March 13, 2009, by Laura Diamond
I’m still making my way though all the education bills the House and Senate voted on yesterday, so I promise to post an update later this morning on some key legislation.
In the meantime, I thought you’d be interested in knowing four-day school weeks could soon become a fixture in Georgia’s public schools.
The House passed HB 193, which would change the 180-day school year requirement so that students must attend school for the number of equivalent hours. (The vote was 155-1 for those of you keeping track.)
Schools could set up four-day school weeks if they want. Or they could stretch the school week to six days and have kids meet for fewer hours each day. They could reconfigure the school year so students don’t the full summer off.
The bill still needs to pass the Senate, but what do you think of the idea? How would you reconfigure the school year?
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