One City Schools moves to four-day work week

To alleviate teacher burnout and retain staff, charter school One City Schools is moving to a four-day workweek, according to a Wisconsin State Journal report. The school will be open five days a week for students while teacher and staff schedules will rotate so there is sufficient classroom coverage for regular instruction. Employees will work nine to 10-hour days, four days a week.

One City is a free charter school and is required to meet minimum instructional hour requirements contained in state law. The school’s schedule runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Sept. 1 to July 31. The new workweek schedule will apply to all instructional staff, including teachers, assistant teachers, and student support personnel. One City currently enrolls 267 students in preschool through fourth grade at two sites and will add grades 5, 6, 9, and 10 this fall.