Board Statement--Four Day School Week
January 17, 2019

After several months of research as well as requested input from the community and staff, the Hickory County R-I Board of Education has decided to implement the Four Day School Week, beginning the 2019-2020 School Year. As elected representatives of our community, it is our feeling that we should always consider the input of our community when making decisions. With over 70% documented support from them, as well as additional positive input, we feel this is a positive decision for our school and community. We also realize that not everyone agrees with this change, but all of the expressed concerns were also considered when making this decision. It is our hope that we can now all work together to make this a positive change for our students and community.