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Final Fridays

Final Fridays is an opportunity for superintendents to gather and participate in professional learning and discussions centered around Hot Topics in Education. The sessions are focused on the variety of solutions and ideas oriented toward solving the budget problems. The schedule is as follows:

Feb. 26th – The 4-Day School Week
March 26th – Redesign of the Delivery System
April 21st – On-line/Virtual learning
April 30th – Consolidation
May 26th – Budget cuts/Reductions

Panel Discussion: Four Day School Week

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Superintendents will convene at ESSDACK in the mall in Hutchinson next Friday, February 26 from 9:30-11:30 discuss the 4-Day School Week as a potential solution to the financial challenges faced in schools today. The conversation will include a panel of superintendents who will share their personal insights and experiences with this schedule.

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Dale Dennis Speaks Out against a Four-Day School Week

In the video clip below, captured during an IDL session with in January 2009 with the Southwest Plains Regional Service Center (an address to the Council of Superintendents), Dale Dennis, Kansas Assistant Commissioner of Education, explains why he does not recommend schools establish a four-day school week as a response to budget cuts.

Bracing for More Budget Cuts

Governor Brownback provided the State of the State address last night for the State of Kansas. Although he touts that education will receive more money overall, the base state aid would actually drop another $232 under the current plan.

For more details see: http://hutchnews.com/latestregionalnews/Plan-drops--232-per-student-in-b...

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