Kaycee School Looking At Four Day Week

Kaycee School Looking At Four Day Week

The Johnson County School Board and Kaycee School officials are looking into the possibility of changing their school week from the conventional five day week to a four day week.

Due to participation in sports and other activities, most students in the school are gone on Fridays anyway, so the reasoning behind the possible move is to get more classroom time during the four days the students are there.

School administration has been investigating the possibility and gave a report to the school board at their regular meeting in Kaycee last week.

According to Principal Andrea Gilbert's report, 90% of kids in the K-12 school are involved in sports or activities; of the 24 schools in the state that have 100 or fewer students, 10 have gone to a four day week, and those asked said they were pleased with the change and would not change back to a five day week.

The board was shown a handout with responses from Kaycee parents and staff concerning the possible four day week, which showed overwhelming support for the move.

Gilbert asked the board to allow a preliminary schedule to be worked out with a four-day school week.

Superintendent Dr. Rod Kessler asked the board to not make a final decision on the matter that night, but to allow he and Kaycee's Administration the opportunity to investigate it further and bring a recommendation
back to the board.

The board voted 6-1 to direct the superintendent and the Kaycee administration to move forward with a calendar for a four day school week and bring it to a future board meeting for discussion.

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