A 4 Day School Week is No Energy Plan

Posted: Jul 07, 2008 4:28 PM
Here's one for those folks who think we're making too big a deal out of the outrageous price of gas. The MACCRAY School District that makes up the towns of Maynard, Clara City, and Raymond in western Minnesota is switching to a four day school week.

Why the switch?

Like everyone else these days, the price of fuel is blowing their budget. The district says it will save $65,000 out of a $7 million budget with the shortened week.

I imagine other districts around the country won't be far behind.

Another fine example of the everyday impact of the Democrat Congress' failure to address the issue of energy with any substantial piece of legislation. Sadly, our school districts are putting into practice the close relative of the gas plan of Barack Obama and other Democrats -- "get off the road and drive less." What's next, staying home from school all together? This is no solution.

Nineteen months in and the Democrat Congress still has no energy plan. We need to explore here, explore now, so we can pay less.