Four-Day School Week in the News
ISD Superintendent Dr. Dale Herl has spoken with members of local media when asked about the possibility of a four-day school week in the Independence School District.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Independence School District will begin exploring four-day instructional school weeks, according to a district spokesperson.
The ISD school board unanimously passed a measure to explore four-day weeks as an option during Tuesday’s board meeting.
The decision will open the door for the district to gather more information on the option.
LATHROP, Mo. — A major school district in the Kansas City metro could be considering a four-day school week.
On Tuesday night, the Independence Board of Education could take the first step toward looking at how a shorter week would work.
There’s an item on the meeting agenda asking for approval to explore a four-day school week, something that’s become a growing trend in Missouri.
The schedule change is designed to boost recruiting and keeping staff as schools across the country struggle with teacher shortages.
The Independence school board launched an exploration Tuesday night into a possible four-day week — as schools across the country face an increasing shortage of teachers and other workers.