Posted: Nov 2, 2011 2:55 PM by Jen Hollenbach (KRTV Great Falls)
Centerville School has become the most recent facility to transition to four-day school weeks this year.
With the first quarter over, officials say that they've seen increased morale among students and staff, more focus in students, and an overall positive attitude.
School superintendent Dennis Gerke says they're hoping it will also cut down on costs for the school - fewer sick days for teachers, fewer substitute teachers required, and a reduction in heat energy and food costs throughout the year.
When the school agreed earlier this year to adopt the new schedule, principal Matthew McCale explained that each class will be about ten minutes longer and each school day about an hour longer in order to make up for the "lost" day.