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Bayfield School District reschedules community meetings

Community is invited to weigh in on possibly of going to four-day weeks
Bayfield School District resumed regular schedules on Monday. (Durango Herald file)

Bayfield School District rescheduled community meetings about exploring the possibility of switching to a four-day school week for the next school year.

The meetings were postponed because of school closures amid a community surge in COVID-19. Another meeting that was not postponed was held Monday at Bayfield Intermediate School.

School buildings and facilities were closed Jan. 18 because of a surge of community COVID-19 cases, including 20 Bayfield teachers who were either exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19. Up to 23% of the student body was absent Jan. 18. Regular classes and other school activities resumed this week.

The upcoming community meetings about a possible four-day school week are scheduled for:

  • 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bayfield High School Performing Arts Center.
  • 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, at the Bayfield Primary School Gymnasium.

Superintendent Kevin Aten previously said the community meetings are meant to explore the possibility of switching to a four-day school week.

“One hundred sixteen of 178 school districts are already on a four-day week, and I don’t think people realize that,” he said. “It is a clear majority.”


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