The state has given the OK for the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District to continue its four-day school schedule.
Superintendent Sherri Broderius was notified this week that the Minnesota Department of Education had approved the district’s re-application to continue the flexible learning schedule for another three years.
The district implemented the new schedule in the 2010-11 school year but was required to re-apply for another three years.
ACGC initially implemented the four-day week to save money and build the district’s fund balances.
Broderius says depending on what utility fees and fuel costs total, the district saves about $100,000 annually by operating on a Tuesday-to-Friday schedule.
That money is used to fund additional support for student proficiency in reading and math and create a healthy fund balance for the district.