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Havre stays with five-day school week


Last updated 3/23/2022 at 7:21am

Havre Daily News/Patrick Johnston

Retired Montana State University-Northern Professor Kevin Johnson speaks Monday during a special Havre public schools board meeting in favor of a four-day school week. Of 14 speakers, all but one favored the four-day week.

Editor's note: This version corrects that Montana State University-Northern Professor Kevin Johnson has retired and correct the position of Sunnyside Intermediate School librarian and teacher .

At a special meeting Monday, the Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees voted five to three to implement a five-day week with an earlier start time for the upcoming school year despite the overwhelming opposition of attendees to the meeting, nearly all of them teachers.

Teachers at this meeting, as well as the last one where the possibility of a four-day week was discussed, universally spoke in favo...

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Good job Havre School Board of Directors. You have kept all children in mind with your decision. Children from low income homes have more challenges than others, children from single parents have more challenges. Anyone can find out how many students receive free and reduced meals---these are the children I worry about. Thank you for this decision now we won't have unattended kids every Friday they will be in school where they belong.


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