In Idaho’s four-day districts, many parents, students and staff covet the flexibility of free Fridays. This helps explain how the schedule has become engrained in small-town Idaho.
The four-day schedule has transformed how teachers teach, who teaches in rural Idaho — and how students learn.
The Notus School District is a success story — but, perhaps, a success story that just happens to be unfolding on a four-day campus.
And for some four-day districts, even the modest savings came at an unacceptable cost to employees.
Five years after adopting a four-day calendar, daunting fiscal realities continue to confront Preston schools.
It’s difficult to draw firm conclusions from Idaho’s test results. Sample sizes are small. Long-term trends are elusive.
The two schools are shaped by their four-day calendar — but are defined, starkly, by differing demographics.
Opinions about Idaho’s four-day schools are rampant. Hard statistics are scarce.
Some four-day school statistics confirm conventional wisdom. Others contradict political rhetoric.