The Warsaw R-IX School District has officially adopted a 4-day school week.

At a recent Warsaw School Board meeting, the change was approved on a 3-year trial basis, that will begin in the fall.

According to information from Warsaw R-IX, the school district has traditionally had classes 5 days a week.

With the new change, it is expected that teachers would be required to attend one Monday per month for professional development, curriculum and planning. The school day would begin at 8:00 a.m. and extend until 3:31 p.m.

Students would not attend on Mondays, however, extra-curricular events and activities would still be held on Mondays. The school year would still begin mid-August and end around mid-May.

The district has said there have been attendance issues, and after seeing similar schools in the state adopt a four day school week, they believe their attendance will increase.

KY3-TV reports the board will reassess the change before the 2021-2022 school year.

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