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Kannapolis City Schools going to 4-day workweek this summer

KANNAPOLIS ó Kannapolis City Schools will go to a four-day workweek during the summer months to save money.
Beginning Monday, June 15, employees will work four, 10-hour days. All KCS schools and offices will be closed Fridays between June 19 and Aug. 14.
Each Thursday evening through Monday morning, all thermostats in KCS buildings will be raised to 85 degrees to conserve energy and save money. The extra day off each week also will save water and reduce electricity use for lights and technology. KCS expects the change to save approximately $30,000.
Employees at each site will work with their supervisors to determine the 10-hour span they will work between 6:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
KCS schools and offices will post the hours they will be staffed on their front doors, voice mail, and on the KCS Web site.
Anyone needing assistance may call or check a location’s Web site to find out when it will be staffed.
“We want everyone to know we’ll still be available 40 hours each week to serve our customers,” said KCS Superintendent Dr. Jo Anne Byerly. “We just want to do it in such a way that it will save money and allow us to stretch our very tight budget.”
There will be a few exceptions when KCS buildings will be open on Fridays in the summer.- The Bullock Gymnasium at A.L. Brown will be open July 31, Aug. 7 and Aug. 14 for football camp and football practice.
– The Media Center and Cannon Gymnasium at A.L. Brown will be used Aug. 14 for new teacher orientation and the New Teacher Yard Sale.
However, for the most part, Kannapolis City Schools will close all schools and offices on Fridays during the summer.
Kannapolis City Schools will resume its normal five-day operating schedule Monday, Aug. 17. Beginning that day, schools and offices will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each Monday through Friday.

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