Flatwater Free Press 

Nebraska schools are going to a four-day week. Teachers are pumped.


February 23, 2023

WEEPING WATER – Superintendent Kevin Reiman had a problem. He couldn’t find new teachers.

So, in spring 2022, Reiman took an idea to the school board of Weeping Water Public Schools.

What about a four-day school week?

Reiman expected the board to take a year to study the possibility.

Instead, it voted, unanimously: Yes.

This fall, Weeping Water became at least the sixth Nebraska school district to adopt a four-day week. It’s a move that thrilled the school’s teachers, burnt out after teaching through a pandemic. And it’s worked better than expected for many parents.

But the change also raises...

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