The Bryan County School System is operating on a four-day work week through July 10.
The local schools and central office are working four 10-hour days for six weeks, with offices closed on Fridays.
The school system had success with this schedule last summer and estimates the cost savings could allow for one additional teacher to be hired for the next school year, Superintendent Paul Brooksher said.
“When you work five
10-hour days, it is difficult to go to four,” Brooksher said. “But if we are able to save one teacher salary by not running the lights and air and not flushing the toilets for six Fridays this summer, it is worth it.”