- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) - A New Mexico school district has voted to attend less days of school.

KRQE reports (https://bit.ly/1Iyc8jL ) that students in the town of Mountainair will go to school Monday through Thursday, but the days will be longer.

The school board says the change will improve academics and attendance because more kids will come to school if they only have to go for four days.

One parent says she has concerns about parents having to leave kids at home alone because most people in the district are living below the poverty line and can’t afford to get a baby sitter.

Mountainair High School junior Joseph Mosely says the free day will give parents a chance to schedule other appointments.

The district says the new move will also save the school money.

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Information from: KRQE-TV, https://www.krqe.com

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