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School district wants to stay on 4-day school week

School district wants to stay on 4-day school week

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- One of Utah's smallest school districts wants to permanently move to a four-day school week.

Rich School District in northern Utah says the shorter scheduled has helped increase instructional time and reduced absences.

The district asked state education leaders Friday to allow it to continue holding school four days a week in the future. The schedule saves the district about $1,500 a week in transportation costs.

The district switched to the four-day schedule two years ago because so many students and coaches were missing classes because of extracurricular activities that required them to travel throughout the state.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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