Milwaukee School Board shuts down four-day school week

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Tonight, on March 10, the Milwaukee Public Schools Board of Directors shot down the idea of a so-called four-day school week.

District Four Director Aisha Carr asked the board to consider a feasibility study on the idea of restructuring the school week.

The proposal called for four days of intensive academic focus, adding 50 minutes of instructional time to the day.

The fifth day technically would not have been a day off.

Teachers would have used that time for development and planning while students would participate in internships, mental health services or other programs.

Carr's motion failed on a 4-1 vote.

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