Local French schools choose four-day week

Screen Shot 2017-06-22 at 8.35.47 PMSchools in the neighbouring French communities have lost little time in taking advantage of a government ruling that allows them to revert to a four-day school week.

Many school districts, parents and teachers strongly opposed the introduction of a four and half-day school week by the French Ministry of Education, causing families to lose out on the weekly “free” Wednesday. Now that opting-out of the four and a half-day has become possible, most schools in the area have chosen to do so.

So far, 84 percent of the schools in the Nice district will go back to the popular four-day week, starting in September. In other parts of the country, particularly in Poitiers, Toulouse and Nantes, fewer than 15 percent of schools will return to the old rhythm.

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