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Sun December 20, 2009

Shorter School Week at Liberty

Liberty, OK – Liberty is 5th state district to go to 4-day week

MOUNDS, Okla. (AP) The Liberty school district is joining four others in Oklahoma in changing to a four-day week.

The Liberty school board cited declining state revenues as the primary reason for the switch. The new schedule for Liberty students will start on Jan. 5.

The change is expected to save the district money on transportation, utilities and food. Also, bus drivers and cafeteria workers are paid for one less day per week.

Superintendent Donna Campo says the district expects to save about $45,000 this school year because of the switch.

The Liberty district has about 600 students from pre-kindergarten through high school. It is located south of Bixby and east of Mounds.

The Prue, Barnsdall, Gore and Central High districts all previously have decided to move to a four-day week.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com