Four-Day School Week Means Longer Hours At Atlanta Community Schools
Starting Monday, January 25, students at Atlanta Community Schools will only have to go to school Monday through Thursday, until June. This is a move that will save the district more than $25,000, but the superintendent says this change isn't all about saving money. The new schedule will be from 7:30 a.m. – 4:08 p.m. There will be less homework to compensate for the longer days. The district hopes this change will decrease absences and increase in-school productivity. While many parents understand the decision, some are still concerned. 9&10's Christina Vecchioni and photojournalist Aaron Smith have more on how this will impact students.