School Switches to Four Day Work Week

In this tough economy, schools are doing everything they can to save money.

Wallace Community College is reducing their work week to four days to avoid layoffs.

Alabama's Department of Post-Secondary Education's budget was reduced by $1 million this year.

Wallace employees will work an additional two hours a day.

The abbreviated week will save the school over $22,000.

School officials say salaries will not be affected by the change.

Wallace Community College is part of 100 school districts using the 4-day week.


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  • by Erik Location: wiregrass on May 24, 2010 at 07:15 PM
    So instead of working 5 8 hour days for a 40 hr week, they now work 4 10 hour days for a 40 hour week. I can really visualize the massive savings in this planning. Naturally, the basic employees still have to work a 5 day week, but to save money, they no longer get to have the A/C on while they work. Do they get to turn on the lights to see ? and what happened to all the classes that occurred on Friday? Were they arbitrarily shuffled to other days and times? or were they just cancelled? I moved, when were the affected students consulted on the changes? Any notice given to allow them to adjust their work schedules around these changes so as to make some kind of income in order to pay the salaries of these poor educators...
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