The Poyen School District is reportedly considering switching from a five-day to a four-day week.

According to a story in the Sheridan Headlight newspaper, Superintendent Ronnie Kissire said the district looked at other schools who are using a four-day week and they seem to be doing fine, but also acknowledged some of the downsides including childcare.

He told the newspaper that the district is already out a number of days throughout the year that require childcare, adding that high school students would also be out at the same time who could help. He said that in addition to saving money, he thought the district could attract additional students through student choice.

Under the current system, students miss school for medical appointments but the new plan would give students a day to go to the appointments without missing school.