A 800-thousand dollar budget hole is prompting the discussion. In the last three years, the district has lost more than one hundred students.
Sisters Superintendent of Schools Jim Golden brought up the discussion because he feels a shorter school week is less damaging than laying off more than a dozen staff.
With the Monday through Thursday schedule, students would have longer school days. Teachers would still work a full five days. Fridays teachers would prepare lesson plans, but hourly employees would go to four days a week.
A public meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday at Sisters High School for the community to come out and offer their opinions.