WATERVILLE – The school week for 2018-2019 Waterville School District students just got shorter. The State Board of Education has approved the Waterville School District’s application to adopt a four-day school week beginning in the next school year.
Waterville School Superintendent Cathi Nelson received the news late last week following a State Board of Education meeting in Yakima. Students will attend school for 150 days, a reduction of 30 days. The shorter week will be adjusted for up to 25 minutes of additional classroom time each day at the elementary and junior high and up to 50 minutes at Waterville High School. Nelson says teachers will attend at least one Friday Professional Development day per month.