Shorter school year proposed for Wyoming - KOTA Territory News

Shorter school year proposed for Wyoming


Lawmakers in some states, including South Dakota, want to extend the school year, but Wyoming may buck that trend.

Republican Senator Bill Landen from Casper is sponsoring a bill that would shorten the school year for K-12 students. The bill calls for all in-service training days for teachers be moved to the summer or other non school days.

Sheridan County School District One officials think this would have only a minimal impact, especially on districts like theirs with a four day school week.

"Most of our in-service days are done on Friday, so as far as shortening the school year from the time school starts until it ends, we really don't see that happening. For a traditional five day school week it might be one week less of school," said superintendent Marty Kobza.

The Wyoming legislative session starts February 10.

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