Instead of getting out of school early on the occasional Wednesday afternoon, Powell students may have every Friday afternoon off starting next year. Initial survey results show the overwhelming majority of local educators and parents — 88 percent — support moving to a 4.5-day school week with early release on Friday afternoons. “Currently, under the schedule that we have, we lose a lot of kids on Friday,” said Jay Curtis, superintendent of Park County School District No. 1. Powell High School students often miss Friday classes for various activities and athletics and many teachers also are gone as coaches or as parents, Curtis said. “It’s not just the kids we’re worried about — it’s having qualified teachers in front of the kids as well,” he...
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Powell schools consider 4.5-day week with Friday afternoons off