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January 15, 2014

Iowa district considering 4-day school week

LAKE VIEW, Iowa (AP) — A northwest Iowa district is considering switching to a four-day school week.

Des Moines television station KCCI (http://bit.ly/L4geVl ) says the East Sac County School District plan would have classes run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. four days a week instead of 8:20 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. five days a week. Officials say the four days of classes would leave a fifth weekday for such things as parent-teacher conferences.

At a public forum Monday, some parents said they were concerned about finding day care and whether students would stay alert for a longer school day.

A final scheduling decision hasn't been made.

The district has about 1,000 students, with elementary schools in Sac City and Wall Lake, a middle school in Sac City and a high school in Lake View.

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Information from: KCCI-TV, http://www.kcci.com

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