The Gallatin R-V School District is considering changes to their the 2012-2013 school calendar. In a November Board of Education meeting, members brought up the idea of sacrificing a day of school each week to cope with funding shortfalls. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Superintendent Dennis Croy:
If approved, students would go to class Tuesday through Friday. No decision has been made at this time. The board is merely in the process of compiling evidence and gathering input from the community. Croy estimates the savings to be in the neighborhood of about $100,000 per year. Uncertainty related to Missouri’s Foundation Formula has prompted many school districts to consider changing to a four-day school week. Some are predicting as much as 80% of the funding districts receive could be cut in 2012-2013.