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Rural Utah district seeks OK for four-day school week

SALT LAKE CITY — Boulder Elementary School is small, rural and remote.

If a student or staff member needs to see a doctor or a dentist it means they will miss most, if not an entire day of school traveling to appointments. Same goes for adults who need groceries or professional services such as banking.

The school community has asked the Utah State Board of Education to grant a waiver of a state board rule that says schools must conduct school for at least 180 days and 990 hours per year, which would allow the school to shift to a four-day school week.

The school, which serves fewer than 20 students, wants to make the change so families and employees can schedule personal and professional appointments on a specific day of the week, with the goal of reducing absences of students and staff.

Currently, the school offers a half-day of

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The It Takes A Village: Giving Our Babies the Best Chance program is an ongoing effort by the Utah Department of Health Office of Health Disparities (OHD) to address birth outcomes among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander communities. OHD has developed

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