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Pelican Rapids approves four-day school week

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Pelican Rapids school board members on Monday approved a four-day school week to begin this fall.

With just seven weeks until classes resume, the district will submit a 70-plus-page application to the Minnesota Department of Education for approval.

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The cash-strapped district hopes to save almost $100,000 in transportation, energy and support staff costs.

The 924-student district started exploring the option in May when taxpayers defeated a $700-per-pupil levy.

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