Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Del Norte High Opts for 4-Day Week.(Final)

Byline: Andrea Schoellkopf Journal Staff Writer

New Schedule Starts Next Year

Del Norte High School will have a four-day week next year, after parents and students gave their stamp of approval.

Principal Rebecca Almeter said parents and students who voted in mid-April overwhelmingly supported the idea. About 90 percent of the students and 80 percent of the parents favored abbreviating the school day on Fridays to give individual instruction for students and professional development time for teachers.

The school staff had selected the schedule, which was presented to parents and students in town hall meetings and fliers. A separate vote of teacher union members showed 75 percent were in support, Almeter said Thursday. …

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