4-day school weeks gain popularity across US

June 4, 2010 8:14:23 AM PDT
FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) - Some schools are switching to four-day weeks to save money amid sluggish economy.Georgia's Peach County is one of more than 120 school districts across the country where students attend school just four days a week.

The 4,000-student district started shaving a day off its weekly school calendar last year to help fill a $1 million budget shortfall.

Superintendent Susan Clark says there was nothing else for the district to do.

The four days that students are in school are slightly longer and more crowded with classes and activities. After school, students can get tutoring in subjects where they're struggling.