A school district in Denver is changing their school week to a four-day schedule for their elementary, middle, and high school. The new schedule will give students Mondays off, meaning they would only have school Tuesday – Friday.
This new schedule, while making the week shorter, would add about an hour extra of school to each of the remaining weekdays. The district is also offering day-care for $30 on Mondays for parents concerned about finding childcare for the new day off.
The news is being received with mixed opinions. The discenting side believes that it’s unfair to ask parents to pay for childcare that they would regularly not need. They also argue that this schedule will cause students to slack off.
Some parents love the idea, though. Those in favor believe that the new schedule will give their kids more time to focus on homework and will then lead to higher test scores.