- Associated Press - Friday, March 13, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A Phoenix-area school district that is one of Arizona’s largest school districts by enrollment estimates it would save nearly $4 million by switching to a four-day school week.

A Peoria Unified School District study projects savings in food services, utilities, transportation, maintenance and staffing, including the hiring of substitute teachers.

The 37,000-student district announced last month it would conduct the study in response to Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed state budget.

The study was released Thursday, but the district’s board plans to decide later what cost-cutting steps to take.

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