Florence moving to four-day a week school model

FLORENCE, S.D. (KWAT) – The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has South Dakota school districts making adjustments to prepare for the re-opening of schools in the next few weeks.

In the case of the Florence School District, it’s meant moving to a four-day a week school model, with classes being held Tuesday thru Friday.

Superintendent Mitch Reed talked about the plan.

Another challenge is the rollout of extra-curricular activities this fall. In Florence’s case, they co-op with Henry in sports like football, which means co-mingling students from another school district and another town.

The school year in Florence begins Aug. 25.