There are certain days in my work-week where I have to drive ALL day. I drive a little, thirsty SUV. Gas prices are nearing obscene and I almost cry every time I have to fill my tank…which is about every third day.
Apparently, I’m not the only one that is in physical pain every time my fuel needle nears the “E”. Public schools, like this one in Idaho, have decided to have a four-day school week starting in the fall.
The number of states sanctioning districts with four-day school weeks has at least doubled since a survey by the National School Boards Association in 2003 showed nine states and roughly a hundred districts adopting the measure.
In exchange for getting Friday off, the Monday through Thursday school day would be extended by more than an hour. The schools that have switched to four-day weeks have reported broad support from teachers, parents and students.
I think I like this idea, but as a single mother, I would want to also implement this to my work-week. I understand nurse Toni Hardin, an Idaho resident, who is also a single mother:
“I have real mixed feelings about it,” she said.