Edmond Public Schools to shorten school year by two days
EDMOND, Okla. – Students in Edmond will go to school for fewer days than in years past because of the state’s budget crisis.
Schools across the state are trying to manage as their budgets were slashed recently due to the state’s $1.3 billion budget shortfall.
Public schools alone will have nearly $110 million cut from their budget for the fiscal year that ends June 30.
For many districts, that means that open positions will not be filled, some teachers will be let go and class sizes will grow.
On Wednesday, the Board of Education voted to shorten the 2015-2016 calendar for Edmond students by two days.
The last day of school for students will be Friday, May 20. The school year was originally set to end on Tuesday, May 24.
Shortening the school year is expected to save the district money because it won’t have to pay for transportation, utilities or substitute teachers on those two days.