Things are A-OK on 4-dayAccording to survey results released at a Lake Superior School District Board meeting Thursday in Silver Bay, district parents and students are adapting well to the four-day week schedule.
According to survey results released at a Lake Superior School District Board meeting Thursday in Silver Bay, district parents and students are adapting well to the four-day week schedule.
“We talk a lot about what’s going on,” said Superintendent Phil Minkkinen said.
He said the surveys were conducted with about 200 parents during parent-teacher conferences.
About 80 percent of parents said their kids adapted well to the four-day week while 78 percent saw a positive or no impact at all on their children. About 18 percent saw a negative impact on their children.
A majority of responders also saw an improved attitude on school since the switch. Almost 90 percent saw little or no change in the amount of homework given to students.
Principals from across the district have said they have heard very few complaints from parents about the new format.
The board approved an application to the Minnesota State High School League Foundation for a grant to be used to pay the activity fees for 46 students to participate in programs at Silver Bay schools. The current fee is $175 per sport.
The school board informally approved repainting the ceiling of William Kelley auditorium with the possibility of it being done in January. Lake Superior Community Theater is expected to contribute funds for the project.