Should School Be A Blessing Or A Curse? Essay

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“Three day weekend!”a line that brings music to a child 's ears when they realize their weekend has been extended one more day. What would you think of a three day weekend not just every once in awhile, but every school week? A blessing or a curse? It seems more and more school districts have changed or have considered a four day week compared to a traditional five day week. People often read about or see an issue on the news, but are not always informed about the topic, which causes them to judge too quickly. According to the 9news, the Florence-Penrose School District in Colorado announced that they were considering converting to a four day school week to help recruit and retrain teachers. However, there are many other positive reasons for converting to a four day week. In today’s society small school districts should convert to a four day school week because, they will thrive much more efficiently by decreasing budget costs, absenteeism, and engaging more students in class. Let’s face it we all hate the word “budget”. A reminder that there is only a certain amount of money that can be spent, and figuring out how well to handle it can be exhausting. With a tight budget it is very difficult for schools to operate well. However, with the shift to a four day week small changes add up in the long run. Utilities like electricity and and water would decrease since students would not be at school on the fifth day. In addition, transportation costs like fuel and driver salaries…

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