(ABERDEEN, ID) — The Aberdeen School District has voted to move forward with plans for a four-day school week. Officials say the move came in response to growing concerns about budget issues. The plan is projected to save the district several thousand dollars each year, but opponents argue that it would hurt the quality of education students currently receive by going to longer school days. Supporters, citing research into other districts, say it will improve attendance rates, which will provide more revenue for the district.
Nate Sunderland, EastIdahoNews.com
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