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Schools would look at 4-day week

Legislative bill is introduced

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Youngsters may relish the thought of a three-day weekend, but local educators are not so sure if a four-day school week, proposed by a downstate assemblyman, is practical or academically beneficial. With diesel prices topping $5 a gallon and the average price for heating oil currently at $4.55 and expected to go higher in the fall, school districts are feeling the pinch of fuel costs. Assemblyman Peter Rivera, D-Bronx, has proposed legislation to require school ...


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