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Washtucna approved for 4-day week


Last updated 7/8/2021 at 7:06am

WASHTUCNA – School principal Micheal Amend announced the Washtucna School District has been approved to move to a four-day week for the 2021-22 school year.

“Days will be a bit longer, we’ll start one week earlier, and students and staff will be in school Monday through Thursday,” Amend said, adding staff will have all-day professional development one Friday per month.

Amend said reasons for applying to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the permit included the ability for the district to attract and retain high-quality staff; increasing staff and student attendance with the ability to schedule any doctor appointments for Fridays; greater professional development opportunities with one Friday a month dedicated to those; and economic and energy savings by running buildings and buses one day less per week.

School days will run from 7:45 a.m. to 3:33 p.m.

School starts August 23, and ends June 9.


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