Could Coos Bay schools go back to 5-day weeks?

COOS BAY, Ore. -- After a year and a half with four-day school weeks, the Coos Bay School District could be returning to five day weeks in the classroom.

At its school board meeting Monday night, the board will discuss class schedules for the next school year.

Some of those proposed schedules would bring back class on Fridays. "All those schedules have the same amount of seat time for students, it's just how do we divide up that extra time that teachers need to work collaboratively as a professional, so they're doing the best job they can for our kids," said school board chair James Martin.

The district moved to a four day week to give teachers more time to prepare and work together.

In a survey, half the faculty likes four days and the other half wants five days.

The school board will soon hold a work session and the public is invited to attend.

The final decision will be made this March.