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NEWS For the Capital City Weekly The opportunity for schools to switch from five to four days each week may soon become available in Alaska. If passed, House Bill 21, a three-year Pilot Program sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson, R-Wrangell and Rep. Tammie Willson, R-Fairbanks/North Pole, will take effect July 1, 2013. Alaskan school districts that apply for the change to a four-day school week must show satisfactory proof of community support and a formula for equivalent educational hours to a five-day week with an agreement to deliver quarterly reports on the resulting effects of the change.

Prospect of a four-day school week in AK

On a four day program, classroom time would increase while also allowing a more flexible schedule for kayaking, biking, travel and other activities.
Photo Courtesy Of Southeast Island School District
On a four day program, classroom time would increase while also allowing a more flexible schedule for kayaking, biking, travel and other activities.
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