18K Students Told Not to Show Up on Mondays

4-day week in effect for Colorado school district
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2018 1:05 PM CDT
Finally a Monday to look forward to.   (Getty Images/manonallard)

(Newser) – Some 18,000 students in Colorado may be the envy of all others this school year: Though they're already back to class, the students of 27J, the 16th-largest school district in the state, have to show up just four days a week, Tuesday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. A district spokesperson says 27J is one of the largest school districts in the country to test a four-day week, with the goal of saving $1 million per year in transportation and utility costs, so "people will be watching how we do," reports WHNT. There's already been pushback from parents, who are on the hook for any extra child care costs on Mondays, per KUSA. (Read more Colorado stories.)

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