Johnke, the superintendent, said the district will add 30 minutes to each day and shorten the lunch break to provide more class time Monday through Thursday. In elementary school, recess and physical education classes will be shortened.If everything could be taught using just over 80% of the time previously used, then the schedule before was a waste of time and money and the Monday-Thursday schedule is the way things should be.
The changes won't entirely make up for losing Friday, Johnke said, but the district will still exceed the state's minimum standard for class time and will teach all the required material.
On the other hand, I doubt there's anyone out there who truly believes the superintendent's last statement above.
Hat tip to reader MikeAT.