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Powell schools move to 4.5-day week

Survey shows overwhelming support


March 21, 2018

POWELL (WNE) — With widespread support from educators and parents, the Powell school district is moving to a 4.5-day school week, starting in August.

A recent survey showed 88 percent of community members and staff favored early release Fridays.

To have that much support for an initiative “is almost unheard of,” said Jay Curtis, superintendent of Park County School District No. 1.

“To get that many people to agree on anything is pretty amazing,” he said. “I just think it’s right for Powell.”

The Powell school board unanimously approved adopting a 4.5 day calendar at its...

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