4-Day Week Meetings Conclude 30 Jan 12

The last in a series of meetings concerning the possible change to a 4-day school week for the Sleepy Eye School District takes place today (MON) . The cost-cutting idea is being considered for implementation next school year. Officials say it would save the Sleepy Eye School District approximately $80,000 a year on utilities, bussing, staffing, and other items. Students would likely attend school Tuesday through Friday, with daily instruction time then being lengthened to compensate for the shorter week. The proposal will likely be voted on next month. Tonight’s public meeting on the issue takes place from 6 to 8pm in the Sleepy Eye Elementary gym. New Ulm’s District 88 school board holds a public hearing on the same issue on Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock at the District Administrative Center as well.