BRISTOW, Okla. – A motion to hold four-day school weeks was recently passed by Bristow Public Schools.
According to the Bristow school board, the students’ school week will either subtract Monday or Friday from the regular schedule for the 2016-2017 academic year.
The change is part of an effort to deal with recent state budget shortfalls that resulted in a “loss of $263,149 to date for Bristow Public Schools and a projected additional loss of approximately $591,502 for the 2016-2017 school year.”
The school board goes on to say that the schedule change could see a 4 percent savings for the district. Overall, the district says it “would amount to approximately $476,967 in our operations budget.”
So far, the school board says, 21 positions have been identified as needing to be absorbed or released. By implementing the four-day schedules, the district is saving the potential of having to eliminate 11 more positions.
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