Sleepy Eye 4-Day Meeting Recap 31 Jan 12

Nearly 100 people were on hand for the last of 3 public meetings in Sleepy Eye on Monday as the District 84 School Board considers a four-day school week. The proposal has been estimated to save the Sleepy Eye School District over $80,000 beginning next school year. Several teachers attending Monday’s meeting said they were skeptical about the change at first but reportedly changed their minds after visiting other schools with the same schedule. If the Sleepy Eye School Board approves the measure at their next meeting, classes next school year would begin at 7:55am and end at 4pm, with an 8-period day. The district will still need to pass an excess levy referendum in the next few years to avoid a projected funding deficit as well.