Independence, Missouri 4-Day School Week Confronts Widespread Rebuke

A quick thought . . .

People really oppose this BECAUSE . . . It's a sign of the world to come as telecommuting seems to be the future that nobody wants. 

Here's a peek at the soft sell . . .

Other positives could include more family time; flexibility for high school students to work, job shadow or take college classes; and the ability to offer professional development for teachers and academic support and activities for students on Mondays.

The school board voted to approve two possible calendars — one for a four-day week and the other for a traditional five-day week — during its November meeting.

The four-day week will likely be on the agenda for the next board meeting, Dec. 13.

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Independence parents say school board 'operates in the shadows' as it considers a 4 day week

For almost five months, Arthur Smith has been a regular fixture at Independence school board meetings. In June, the school board voted to remove the book "Cats vs. Robots Volume 1: This is War" - which includes a nonbinary character - from its elementary school libraries.

Who would benefit or struggle under a four-day school week in Independence?

District leaders must determine whether concerns about special education and child care can be resolved or if they outweigh the predicted benefits of a four-day school week.

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