Fort McMurray public schools could adopt four-day school week

EDMONTON – Public school students in Fort McMurray could move to a four-day school week as part of a controversial proposal to save money.

A projected $4.4 million operating deficit has prompted the Fort McMurray public school district to consider a compressed school week that could save up to $1 million, says the district superintendent. The district has already taken other steps to reduce the projected deficit by $1 million, including by reducing travel and not filling vacant job positions, Dennis Parsons said Wednesday.

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