Mondays will be vacation days in a rural Minnesota district. The four-day week should cut spending for utilities and busing.
At a Tennessee community college, few classes are offered on Fridays. To take advantage of empty classrooms and cut students’ commuting costs, Volunteer State is offering a semester’s worth of classes on “Full Time Fridays. Students can maintain full-time status by taking four Friday-only classes that meet from 8 a.m. until 9:50 p.m with one hour off for lunch and two 30-minute breaks in the afternoon and evening. The college hopes to attract students who work a four-day schedule, reports Inside Higher Education.
If spending 11-and-a-half hours in a classroom every Friday for a semester does not sound appealing, students have the option of coming to class for a long day only once a month if they choose to enroll in an online/classroom hybrid version of â€œFull Time Friday.â€
That seems like a more humane option.