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4-Day School Weeks for Washoe County?

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Allie Williams
Channel 2 News

As we reported earlier this week, Lyon County has decided to move to a 4-day school week to cut costs and save teachers' jobs.

It's an idea we asked Washoe County Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison about Friday on Channel 2 News This Morning.

John Potter: "Is this a possibility for Washoe County School District...?"

Dr. Morrison: "We've been asked that quite a bit. We looked at it over the last two years when people say 'will you consider?' I like to say we already have considered it. For a larger school district usually it ends up saving maybe 1-2% of your overall budget and we just think for us that doesn't make sense right now. Now if we continue in the future seeing declines in the budgets, all things will be on the table, but for now it's not something we're considering in Washoe County."

Although Dr. Morrison says that plan is off the table, we do know a number of other cutback proposals are still out there.

Just this week we reported more than 150 employees are planning to take early retirement buyouts which should save the district $700,000 the first year.

The buyouts still need to be approved by the school board of trustees next week.

Adding up all the totals from the Nevada Legislature Washoe County is looking at $106 million in cuts over the next two years.

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