The final public meeting on the possible change to a 4-day school week for New Ulm’s District 88 Schools takes place this (TUE) evening. Superintendent Harold Remme says that the idea is being considered for implementation next school year, and is just a piece of the overall budget reductions needed. He says switching to a 4-day school week would save the district around $100,000, but that more than a million dollars needs to be cut from the budget. District 88 students would reportedly receive the same amount of instructional time with a 4-day week as with the current calendar by lengthening each school day by about 30 minutes. The student off-day would likely be Monday. The district has published extensive information on a 4-day week on its website, www.newulm.k12.mn.us. Tonight’s public meeting on the topic begins at 7pm at the District Administrative Center Boardroom in New Ulm.
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