Home / Education / Marion County students may see a four-day school week

Marion County students may see a four-day school week

By

Recent budget cuts in education have led the Marion County School Board to consider enacting a 4-day school week for its students. Florida received three billion dollars in federal stimulus tax money for education, but Marion County Schools estimates the district must still shave off 19 million dollars from their budget next year. WUFT-FM’s Shannon McCarthy spoke with Marion County Public Schools spokesman Kevin Christian, who says this plan would not be in violation of any educational guidelines.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Check Also

Pirzer takes a picture with Santa Fe High finalist Nate Bisco (left) and Irby Elementary finalist Ray Crone (right). All three agreed that, Alachua County teachers would be accurately represented by either. "Ray and Nate are amazing teachers," Pirzer said. "I highly respect both of them." Crone said to the audience Thursday night: "You're all winners and you know it."

Oak View Band Director Named Alachua County Teacher of the Year

Lori Pirzer, band director at Oak View Middle School, was named Alachua County's 2016 Teacher of the Year Thursday night. Pirzer will go on to represent Alachua County in the statewide competition for Florida's 2017 Teacher of the Year.