School district considers shutting down every other Monday

Snow days are so passé. Now it’s all about budget cut days, the Huffington Post reports. Yes, faced with budget woes, the Burnesville School district is considering giving its students every other Monday off, or starting their summer before Memorial Day in an aim to save $5 million next year, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. If officials go through with the plan, students would still be in school for the same number of hours. The possibility of giving students a four-day week every other week may seem extreme, but Burnsville isn’t the only school district looking for creative ways to prevent a budget crisis, according to the Associated Press. The recession has cut into education spending in towns across the country, as localities run out of the federal stimulus dollars that have staved off widespread job cuts over the past two years…

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