Millions, if not billions, of dollars could be saved by running schools on a four day system. The one day cut would be made up by extending the school day by one to one and a half hours. By the state forcing all school districts to cut one day a week out of their school schedules, huge savings would be seen by not running school buses one day a week for thirty six weeks. Other savings would be noted in the reduced cost of electric, heating, and water bills, reduction in the cost of purchasing food would also be significant over a 36 week period times every school district in the state. Adjustments would have to be made to schedules, such as, sporting event times but, I believe the inconvenience is far out weighed by the cost savings.
Idea No. 839