Feb 12, 2024

Victoria BOE to consider calendar tonight; 4-day week not on table

Posted Feb 12, 2024 3:55 PM

Hays Post

The Victoria USD 432 school board will discuss a calendar for the 2024-25 school year at its meeting tonight, but a four-day school week is not among the proposals, Superintendent Kimberly Woolf said Friday.

Woolf said the board will likely discuss a proposed four-day school week, but the calendars that are being proposed tonight for next year do not include a four-day week.

District officials and teachers brought the idea of the four-day week to the community as a way to recruit and retain teachers, increase professional development time, and improve student academic performance.

However, parents have expressed concerns about the proposal including finding and paying for child care on the Mondays the students would not be in class.

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You can see a link to the full agenda here.