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School board won't pursue 4-day school week

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By John Barnhart

The Bedford County School Board briefly took a look at a four-day school week in order to cope with rising diesel costs. The board shelved the idea after concluding that it would create more problems than it would solve.

Dr. James Blevins, superintendent of schools, told the board that savings are so soft that they could not count on them. He said that estimated savings would be less than $10,000 and contracts with school bus drivers and cafeteria workers would be an issue.


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