In a message dated 3/11/03 8:31:35 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< Meanwhile the teachers researched and discovered that going
to a 4 day week, while only adding 15 minutes to our current school day,
would save us basically 1/5 of our transportation, food service, and
custodial costs while not affecting test scores. >>
I'm not a math whiz but how will adding a total of one hour per week make up
for a lost day?
Additionally what about those poor underpaid custodians and cafeteria workers
who have the burden of working a day less for even less pay?
I'm sure there's more to it than meets the eye here but I hate to see the
budget balanced on the backs of the people lowest on the totem pole.
On the other hand I hate to see teachers losing jobs as well-
I wish you all the best of luck in a very tough arena, it would seem that all
of the choices are less than optimum.