Rural Missouri districts get help with 4-day school weeks
April 14, 2017
OREARVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Nestled between two pastures, Orearville Elementary School lies alongside a winding stretch of County Road P, just outside Slater. The school is vacant on Mondays. Six years ago, the building was nearly empty every day of the week.
The school would have been easy to pass by, just another roadside relic. But when the school board made the decision to switch to four-day weeks, it saved itself from becoming another artifact.
The Columbia Missourian (http://bit.ly/2oYh51V ) reports that more and more schools in Missouri, mostly rural, are switching to four-day school we...