Liberty Elementary School District Approves Four-Day School Week

Liberty Elementary School District’s Governing Board has approved a change to a four-day school week. The change will begin in the 2023-2024 school year.

During the Monday, November 14th meeting, the governing board finalized the decision as a cost savings measure in response to failing to pass a budget override. “After surveying staff and families, it was clear this idea garnered initial support regardless of how much money it saved. For that reason, combined with the potential to better recruit teachers in a nationwide shortage, the idea was further explored,” Liberty Elementary School District said in a press release.

A working committee was established and met several times, with the goal of preparing information, studying research, developing four-day plan options, and summarizing pros and cons for implementing a four-day school week. A list of those pros and cons can be found here.

Liberty Elementary School District has more than 4,500 K-8 students in both the cities of Buckeye and Goodyear. To view videos and notes of previous meetings on this issue, please click here.