Schools Districts Considering Four-Day Weeks

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Some Kentucky school districts are considering four-day instructional weeks to combat the rising cost of bus fuel.

The Lexington Herald-Leader quoted Kentucky School Board member Kaye Baird as saying schools are trying to save every way they can.

The board was meeting in Frankfort.

Baird and Associate Education Commissioner Larry Stinson said districts must be careful to get the required 177 days of instruction completed in each school year.

Webster County schools and the Jenkins Independent Schools in Letcher County have been on a four-day schedule for the past few years.

Both lengthened their school days so students receive the required number of hours of instruction.

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