Three Day School Week Proposed


Jordan Van Nostrand

(Editor’s Note: This article was posted on April 1st as an April Fools joke. Since it is still being shared post-April 1st, we want to make sure that everyone knows this was a joke.)

Wednesday, March 20th, the Fair Grove Board of Education made the controversial decision to reduce the proposed four day school week to three days after discussing the possible positives of the reduced school week. After the meeting, School Board Member Carol Lunn said, “We on the Board of Education believe that the move to the three day school week will maximize upon the positives of the proposed four day school week, while bringing and keeping teachers at Fair Grove. ”

Fair Grove is one of the first schools to make the switch to the three day school week, meaning that other schools who are considering the switch to three days will wait to see how Fair Grove students fare over the school year, before making the switch in years to come. Pleasant Hope Superintendent Kelly Lowe stated, “We at Pleasant Hope are waiting eagerly to see the results of Fair Grove’s bold decision, and if the statistics favor the three day school week we will surely propose making the switch to a three day week at Pleasant Hope.”     

The proposed three day school week would consist of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Fair Grove Schools will allow parents to drop off their children at Elementary Childcare on Tuesdays and Thursdays if need be. “I really like the idea of having school every other day,” stated Junior Nathaniel Brigman.

H added, “That would give me an extra day to finish my homework.”

The general attitude of the student body is positive, with many students going to social media to show their support of the decision. “They love the idea of having a three day school week… which will raise student morale and potentially standardized test scores… it’s just one more reason to love being an Eagle,” said Fair Grove Superintendent Mike Bell, “We are proud of our decision and are looking forward to the results in 2019.”