Zais says shorter school year a last resort
Jan 13, 2011 1:06:00 PM - thestate.com
New state Superintendent of Education Mick Zais told lawmakers today that shortening the school year to save money should be a last resort.
The state must cut $830 million from its budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1, and some lawmakers have said one money-saving option is cutting the school year by five to 10 days, saving from $100 million to $200 million.
However, Zais said S.C. students many of whom go to school fewer days during the school year vs. their peers internationally need all the time they can get in class.
For more on Zais testimony, see tomorrows State.
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