Eudora continuing to use shorter school calendar to save money
Officials in Eudora public schools are continuing their plans to have longer school days in exchange for a shorter school calendar, all to save money.
Earlier this month, the district approved its academic calendar for 2011-12, a schedule similar to the one adopted for this year that cut the number of instruction days by 10.
By scheduling fewer days in school, the district was able to save $100,000 — a plan that will continue for the coming school year.
“Keeping the shortened calendar with fewer instructional days is a way that we can continue to conserve our limited financial resources,” said Don Grosdidier, district superintendent. “But in no way would I argue that cutting instructional days can have a positive effect on student learning. It’s simply one strategy — and one that doesn’t include cutting staff positions — to help us balance the budget.”
The Eudora calendar also includes two planned snow days: March 15 and April 9.