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Colorado School District Switches To 4-Day Week To Save Money

Superintendent Chris Fiedler expects the district will save about $1 million in transportation costs, teaching salaries and district-wide utilities.

A Colorado school district intent on saving money has cut one of its greatest costs: teaching.

, one of the state's larger districts, has eliminated Mondays that the district will save on transportation costs, teaching salaries and district-wide utilities.

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