Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Charlo School District adopts four-day school week

by Lake County Leader
| April 6, 2021 7:00 AM

The Charlo School District will convert to a four-day school week starting next fall.

Trustees adopted the change during a special school board meeting on March 31.

In a four-day format, the school hours are extended for four days, with no instruction on the fifth day of the week. Teachers also work a four-day week.

The 2021-22 school year will begin Aug. 23 and end June 2, according to a district email. Instruction will take place 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with a few exceptions when school will be in session on Friday, including the weeks of Labor Day and homecoming.

The district previously announced that a recent survey showed 75% of parents and a majority of staff support the move. The district is preparing a proposed calendar with a length of school day, estimated bus route times, and holidays penciled in for parents to review.

Those with questions about the new calendar are encouraged to call the district at 406-644-2206.