Four-day school weeks possible with Iowa law change

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A change to state law will make it easier for Iowa school districts to tweak the structure of the school week, giving them more freedom to try new schedules, education officials said.

Starting July 1, school officials can count instructional time in either days or hours.

Counting class time with hours gives schools more opportunities to carve out uninterrupted time for instruction, said Kevin Fiene, East Sac County school district’s superintendent.

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