Students and staff will have Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays off. A Henderson County school district is implementing a four-day school week starting this academic year. The new school year and four-day schedule for Athens ISD begins Monday, August 5. Students will attend class Monday through Thursday.
“The number one motivating factor for implementing a four-day instructional week here in Athens is to retain and recruit the very best teachers,” Athens ISD spokeswoman Toni Clay said. “We know that although there are many things that help with learning in the classroom, there’s nothing more important than having the very best teachers you possibly can.”