Sat., July 25, 2009 10:14am (EDT)

4-Day School Week for Peach County
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Students in Peach County will have three-day weekends for as long as necessary in order to help the school system save money.
Students in Peach County will have three-day weekends for as long as necessary in order to help the school system save money.
Schools across the state are figuring out how to cut $12 million from their budgets.

The Peach County school system in middle Georgia is giving students three day weekends with Mondays off for as long as necessary in order to save money. Teachers will work on Mondays but classes won't be held.

The move comes after Governor Sonny Perdue announced the state's teachers should take three unpaid furlough days and public school systems must slash three percent from their budgets.

The State Board of Education will meet next Tuesday to pave the way for furloughs. They'll consider waiving the number of days the state requires each school employee to work.