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Pelican Rapids considers four-day week

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On the heels of three failed attempts to pass an operating levy, the Pelican Rapids (Minn.) School District is exploring a switch to a four-day school week next fall.

By a conservative estimate, district officials say, the change could save just shy of $100,000 in transportation, utility and substitute teacher costs. That would help spare two teaching positions next spring and ward off a spike in class sizes.

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