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NEWS For the Capital City Weekly The opportunity for schools to switch from five to four days each week may soon become available in Alaska. If passed, House Bill 21, a three-year Pilot Program sponsored by Rep. Peggy Wilson, R-Wrangell and Rep. Tammie Willson, R-Fairbanks/North Pole, will take effect July 1, 2013. Alaskan school districts that apply for the change to a four-day school week must show satisfactory proof of community support and a formula for equivalent educational hours to a five-day week with an agreement to deliver quarterly reports on the resulting effects of the change.

Prospect of a four-day school week in AK

Students in the Southeast Island School District miss many classes when traveling for days or weeks to sporting and other events.
Photo Courtesy Of Southeast Island School District
Students in the Southeast Island School District miss many classes when traveling for days or weeks to sporting and other events.
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