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Year-round school saving districts money

Year-round school saving districts money



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The days of thinking about a traditional summer vacation are over. More Utah schools are now operating on a year-round schedule to save space and money.

Students at Falcon Ridge Elementary School went back to school this week. In the Davis School District, students started year-round last week.

"It's time to get out of that summer mode. I know it's hard to think about school, but year-round school is just part of life," said Melinda Colton, spokeswoman for the Jordan School District.

Colton says most of the district's year-round schools are in the southwestern part of the Salt Lake valley. "They relieve all kinds of overcrowding that we've had in any of the nearby schools that we've had out there," she said.

Colton is asking drivers to look out for students going to school, as summer vacation is over for 32 of their 60 elementary schools.

E-mail: mrichards@ksl.com

Mary Richards

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