MOUND CITY, Mo. (AP) – A northwest Missouri school district is exploring the possibility of becoming the second district in the state to have a four-day school week.

Mound City superintendent Ken Eaton says the move would save the district money on fuel, food services and other maintenance costs. But he says the main benefit would be giving students a consistent schedule.

Missouri lawmakers passed legislation in 2009 that allowed districts to adopt a shortened schedule.

The St Joseph News-Press reported Tuesday that the school board will discuss the possibility at its April meeting. The Mound City district currently has 275 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

The Lathrop School District, with 865 students, is the only four-day school district currently in the state.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press


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