Gainesville to Move to Four-Day School Week in the Fall

by: Matt Sharp, KTLO

Another Lakes Area Public School District has decided to make a switch to a four-day week of classes. The Gainesville R-V School District will put the change in effect beginning in the 2021-2022 school year.

Gainesville Superintendent Justin Gilmore says there are a number of reasons for joining other area School Districts in implementing a four-day week, and among those are teacher retention and hiring.

The change is also expected to affect the district’s bottom line in a positive manner. Gilmore says in area, Gainesville has a large school district for its buses to run their routes, and a four-day week will save the district some costs.

Gilmore says the feedback he has received from the public on making the switch has been mainly positive.

The complete story plus an interview with Justin Gilmore can be found on the KTLO Website.



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