Whether the Nashua School have a four-day or a five-day school week was first addressed two years ago. But because of the superintendent at that time leaving and a new superintendent coming in, the board voted to table the issue.
Last fall, the current school board decided to revisit changing to a four-day week. Board members did lengthy research and held public meetings to receive input from parents and teachers.
At the school board meeting Tuesday night, a motion was made that the board have the ability to explore and adopt a four-day or modified four-day school week. A facet of the motion was that changing to a four-day week is contingent on several factors. The first is successful development of a school calendar. The second is successful negotiations between union and non-union staff.
The vote on the motion was 4 to 1 with board members Brenda Koessl, Ryan Williams, Dale Pugh and Cole Sibley voting for it and Joe Laumeyer voting against it.
An example of a modified four-day school week would be one in which there are 10 weeks out of the school year that would be five-day weeks.
Whether a four-day school week at Nashua will actually transpire remains to be seen. For now, the board has decided to delve much more deeply into the possible change.