NU Schools 4-Day Week Approved 10 Feb 12

The New Ulm District 88 School Board on Thursday approved a proposal to move to a 4-day school week beginning next school year. District 88 Superintendent Harold Remme says it is a move that should be beneficial to students. The switch to a 4-day week will reportedly save District 88 around $100,000 a year. Students will be off most Mondays, and the other school days will be extended by 25 minutes each. The board voted 5-2 in favor of the move, with Don Deslauriers and Patti Gramentz voting No. State approval of the new calendar is still needed. The district will be able to opt out if it decides the change is not working.

  • Sippio17

    It is good that the school saved money but this is really bad for parents that need to find alternative care every week or businesses that will have many employees off on Mondays to take care of their family.