Four-day week

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A four-day week is an arrangement where a workplace or school has its employees or students work or attend school over the course of four days rather than the more customary five.[1]

Public schools in Hawaii closed on 17 Fridays in 2010.[2] Over 100 school districts in rural areas in the United States changed the school week to a four-day week; most also extended each school day by an hour or more.[3][4] The changes were often made in order to save money on transportation, heating, and substitute teachers.[3]

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  1. ^ This arrangement can be a part of [[fle the Way: The Use of Alternative Work Schedules by Cities. 2009 Municipal Yearbook. ICMA Press: Washington DC, pp. 28-33.
  2. ^ Herring, Chris (March 8, 2010). "Schools' New Math: The Four-Day Week". The Wall Street Journal. 
  3. ^ a b Toppo, Greg (August 20, 2002). "In rural areas, the four-day school week is growing in popularity". The Christian Science Monitor. Associated Press. 
  4. ^ "Four-Day School Weeks". National Conference of State Legislatures. Retrieved February 3, 2011.