Iowa state education officials have turned down the Bondurant-Farrar district’s request for a four-day school week. The district, which has 1,300 students, requested a waiver from the traditional school week as a plan to help cover a $1.3 million budget deficit and provide more time for teacher training. Officials wanted to take Mondays off and add a little more than an hour to each of the proposed four school days. State officials say Bondurant-Farrar officials did not provide enough evidence to show that the reduction in school days would benefit students.
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