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M-CHS students have mixed, but mostly positive reactions to four-day week

We've heard from teachers and staff, and their reactions to the new four-day school week. But how do Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 students feel about the schedule change?

Students at Montezuma-Cortez High School moved to a four-day school week for the first time this week.

Avery Wright is the student body president and the student representative to the school board. She turned to social media to get and idea of how her classmates were feeling about the change.

'I got a kind of a poll on Instagram," she says. "I asked fellow students what their opinions were like what they thought about it."

She says students’ responses were mixed, although most were in favor of a four day week. Some appreciated more free time, but others worried about having less time for classwork.

"They said with AP classes, and just like with more advanced classes, there would be less like time to work on those," she says. "But the majority did like it because again, it gave them more time to spend time with their family and their friends."

Wright also says that despite the slight differences of opinion, the change is not causing too much of a stir among students. Which is nice, she says, after the polarization over mask-wearing and other issues in the district last semester also created divisions in the high school student body.

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Lucas is the News Director for KSJD Community Radio. His work focuses on serving the public of the Four Corners with responsible, factual reporting.
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