COFFEY COUNTY, Kansas – USD 245 Southern Coffey County has approved an early release for students.
The last day of school for all students will be May 14. Seniors will be released on May 13.
The early release is part of an effort to save financial resources during a time of budgetary uncertainty.
The school district says releasing students one week early will save the district almost $7,000 in transportation expenses with additional savings in food service and utilities.
The money may be used to purchase instructional supplies for next school year or carry-over to reduce budget constraints in 2015-2016.
Other schools that have shortened their calendars are Concordia Unified School District 333, Twin Valley USD 240, Smoky Valley USD 400, Haven USD 312, Skyline USD 438 and Shawnee Heights USD 450.
Most school districts in the state exceed the required amount of days for a school year, which makes it possible for them to drop a few days without violating any rules.