May/June 1991

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Vol. 02, Issue 08

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By dropping one day of school each week and lengthening the remaining four, school officials figure, the district surrounding Little Rock could save as much as 25 percent in transportation and utility costs, savings that could see the district through these hard times.

Pulaski County is one of a small but growing number of school systems that have adopted, or are considering, fewer but longer school days as a way of coping with the fiscal woes created by the recession. Some districts started experimenting with the alternative schedule when oil prices soared more than a decade ago.