Four Day School Week
Many school districts are moving to a four day school week to raise student attendence rates and attracting more teachers.
The Happy Independent School District, started a new schedule on Wednesday, putting 13 more days into the days off schedule of the school year and also increasing the learning day for students by 28 minutes.
Both students and teachers have shown support for the change, saying the shorter week will help parents with activities out of school, like Doctors and Dentist appointments.
The idea of the four day school week came up last fall by the Happy ISD Board.
A survey was taken and found the community supported it.
The change is also thought to be a benefit to teachers so they can schedule other outside school appointments and family affairs, cutting down on absenteeism.