North Caddo High prepares for 4-day school week

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Published: Jul. 27, 2022 at 2:13 PM CDT
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VIVIAN, La. (KSLA) - North Caddo High School will be the first and only school in the district to implement a four-day school week starting this year.

Principal Annie Cherry says the extra day off allows teachers more time to plan for the week. It also allows students to possibly get internships, take college classes or work.

John Kavanaugh, the athletic director and head football coach said the extra day will likely help attendance.

“They can schedule those doctor appointments, those haircuts, go shopping,” he said.

Assistant Principal Paul Redding said he hopes this change will also encourage new teachers to join the staff.

“Teachers can have a change to get their morale back up,” Redding said.

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The administration plans to use test scores and attendance records to determine the effectiveness of the new schedule, according to Cherry.

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