Nowata Schools discuss the possibility of moving to a four-day school week. Superintendent Chris Tanner, in a recent town hall meeting, says the idea came from a teacher during their yearly spring meeting, after posting a survey to judge community interest, a decision was made to discuss the topic.
Currently, Nowata Public Schools have 18 emergency-certified teachers who are employed at the school. Emergency certified teachers don't always have an education degree and must re-apply each year. Tanner says he would like to get as many certified teachers as possible, and while he is neutral in making the decision, he believes going to a four-day school week would get more certified teachers.
The survey will be available on the Nowata Public Schools website through Thursday, April 6th and those results will be shared at the next school board meeting.