MISSOULA (AP) — A study group has scheduled three open forums to discuss the pros and cons of the University of Montana switching to a four-day school week.

UM President George Dennison suggested the idea as a way to save about $450,000, much of it from reduced utility costs. Dennison has also noted students, faculty and staff would be commuting fewer days each week.

The one-hour forums are scheduled on Friday and on April 8-9.

Most of the university would be closed on Mondays under the plan, while the library and University Center could see reduced hours.

All classes would be 90 minutes long and most staff would work four 10-hour days.


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