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.