Exploring a Four Day School Week

Exploring a Four Day School Week

Traditionally, the Hallsville School District has held classes five days a week. Feedback provided through annual climate survey results and calendar feedback indicates a desire for the district to explore a four-day week school calendar. Based on this feedback, Hallsville School District is beginning to research and study the implementation of a 4-day school week for the 2020-2021 school year.


The motivations for this potential change include:

  • Recruiting and retaining quality staff

  • Improved attendance during the four school days

  • Providing time for staff collaboration in preparing for high quality instruction

  • Increased quality time for families.


Survey Results

January 2020 Survey

Hallsville staff and Hallsville families in preschool through twelfth grade completed a draft calendar survey on the potential 2020-2021school calendar.  A summary of the results can be found below. 


Summary of  Draft Calendar Parent Survey Results

Summary of Draft Calendar Staff Survey Results  


October 2019 Survey

Recently, Hallsville faculty and staff, students in the upper grades (7th, 9th, 11th), and  Hallsville families in preschool through twelfth grade completed a preliminary survey on the potential of a four-day school week calendar.  A summary of the results can be found below.  

Summary of Parent Survey Results

Summary of Student Survey Results

Summary of Staff Survey Results  


Study Group

Based on preliminary survey results, the feedback suggested the district should convene a committee to study the issue and make a presentation to the Board of Education.  Based on interest and/or their role in the community, members were asked to join the four-day school week calendar committee. Their role will be to assist with reviewing survey results, reading research on the implementation of a four-day school week, and possible draft calendar creation. The study group will also make two presentations to the Board of Education at their November and December meetings.  

Exploring a Four-Day School Week October Meeting Information  
Exploring a Four-Day School Week November Meeting Information
Exploring a Four-Day School Week December Meeting Information
Exploring a Four-Day School Week January Meeting Information

Board of Education Presentations 

Board of Education January Update Presentation
Board of Education December Update Presentation
Hallsville Staffing Update presented by Superintendent John Downs
Board of Education November Update Presentation

Draft Calendars

2019-2020 DRAFT SURVEY Calendars (updated 1.6.2020)

2019-2020 DRAFT Hallsville Calendars (updated 12.18.19)

2019-2020 DRAFT Hallsville Calendars (updated 11.25.19)

2019-2020 other 4 Day School District Calendars


Exploring a Four-Day School Week Information Sheet

Discussions with Superintendents

Discussions with Special Education Directors

Assessed Valuation and Enrollment of 4 Day School Districts
Attendance of 4 Day School Districts

Exploring a Four-Day School Week:  Community Forum Feedback

Summary of Information:  Four Day School Week
Missouri State Four-Day School Week Resource Center

Study Group Members

Matt Boyer, HHS Counselor, mboyer@hallsville.org

Logan Carter, Mayor & parent

Kelli Cash, Parent, kellimariew@yahoo.com, 573.356.6943

Jessica Cobb, Intermediate Secretary & parent, jcobb@hallsville.org Jessi Conyers, Parent,

Brandon Crites, parent

Matt Foster, bus driver

Debbie George, community member & daycare owner

Stephanie Hampton, paraprofessional & parent, shampton@hallsville.org

Michelle Haynam, Parent

Travis Kinkade, HHS teacher & coach, tkinkade@hallsville.org

Monica Melton, HMS teacher, coach, & parent, mmelton@hallsville.org

Whitney Myers, Title I Teacher & parent, wmyers@hallsville.org

Shanda Nichols, Board member & parent, snichols@hallsville.org

Chelsea Otten, Primary teacher & parent, cotten@hallsville.org Ty Sides, HMS Principal & parent, tsides@hallsville.org, 573.696.5512 x306

Lauren Terry, K-5 Interventionist & parent, lterry@hallsville.org, 573.220.0382

Mallory Tuttle, Intermediate teacher & parent, mtuttle@hallsville.org

Bryan Wildenhain, Board member & parent, bwildenh@hallsville.org Tara Wise, Parent, tarawisecleaning@icloud.com, 573.356.4070
John Downs, Superintendent, jdowns@hallsville.org

Page and information last updated January 2020. 

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