Valley district shifts to four-day calendar

South-central Idaho’s Valley School District will join the growing number of schools operating on a four-day calendar.

The district will go to the four-day schedule when the 2014-15 school year opens Aug. 20, the Twin Falls Times-News reported this week.

The move comes even after district voters approved a two-year, $600,000 supplemental levy on May 20.

In 2013-14, 40 of Idaho’s 115 public school districts and nine charter schools operated on a four-day calendar. In 2007-08, before the Great Recession, 14 districts and three charter schools used a four-day calendar.

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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