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.