Lathrop approves 4-day school week

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

LATHROP, Mo. (AP) -- Students in Lathrop will attend school four days a week beginning next school year.

The district's Board of Education voted Monday to hold school Tuesday through Friday, with 45 minutes added to each day.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports that district officials estimate the change would save $120,000 a year.

Before the vote, opponents said the shortened week would leave students home alone and hurt the quality of education.

One parent told the board that there would be a petition drive to seek a state audit of the district.

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Information from: St. Joseph News-Press, http://www.stjoenews-press.com

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