Mohawk Trail Regional School District Superintendent Michael Buoniconti will ask his School Committee at its meeting tonight, Jan. 8 for permission to explore the option.
Buoniconti said the pluses would be saving on transportation and utility costs, while staff attendance goes up, reducing the need to hire substitutes.
To meet Massachusetts education requirements, a school district would need to extend a school day by 90 minutes if it opted for a four day week.
The Mohawk school district serves the Western Massachusetts communities of Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Hawley, Heath, Plainfield, Rowe and Shelburne.
Framingham middle schools are in session five days a week from 8:10 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. And additional 90 minutes could see a 8:10 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. or 7:40 to 3:25 p.m. schedule. Most of the town's eight public elementary schools start at 9 or 9:15 a.m.
So, Framingham, what do you think? Would you want a 4-day school week? Tell us your opinion in the comments.