Associated Press, Published March 20 2013
Minnesota district gets approval to keep 4-day school weekGROVE CITY, Minn. — A west central Minnesota school district has state approval to continue its four-day school week.
The Minnesota Department of Education has notified the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City district its application to continue the flexible school schedule has been approved. The district is required to re-apply for approval every three years after implementing the schedule in 2010.
Superintendent Sherri Broderius tells the West Central Tribune the district saves about $100,000 annually by operating a Tuesday through Friday schedule. That money is used to improve student proficiency in reading and math, among other things.
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