The Warren County School District just became the latest in a growing state trend to move to a four-day school week.
The school board for the county, located in east-central Missouri, voted in favor of the move on Thursday. Superintendent Gregg Klinginsmith said this will help the district retain teachers, currently its main challenge.
The schedule change will take effect for the 2019-2020 school year.
For the current school year, 25 school districts in Missouri have four-day schedules. Next year, that number is expected to increase to 35.
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