Restricted Four-Day School Week Bill Is Dead, For Now

(MISSOURINET) – The Missouri Legislature’s session has ended without passing restrictions on four-day school weeks. Roughly 160 of Missouri’s more than 500 school districts have the shortened weeks in class. Most of the districts operating four days a week are rural ones, but larger districts are beginning to do the same to help recruit and retain teachers. Senator Doug Beck, a former Affton school board member, attempted the restrictions, but the effort died in the House.

He says the path forward next year could be similar to this year’s proposal to require districts with more than 30,000 residents to hold school five days a week.