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Board votes 7-0 to return SH schools to 5-day week


November 15, 2016

The Sweet Home School Board Monday evening voted 7-0 to return the district to a five-day school week.

The district is in its fourth year with a four-day school week. Sweet Home switched to a four-day week in 2013-14 primarily as part of around $1.7 million in cuts that included furlough days in the 2012-13 school year.

The School Board opened discussions about a return to a five-day school week last month while discussing falling student achievement and asked Supt. Tom Yahraes to return this month with additional information.

Noting that the district cannot show the four-day week corre...

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