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ERIC Number: EJ955821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0740-7874
2009 Summer 4-Day Work Week Evaluation Report
Geneivive, David V.; DeRose, Diego; Ligas, Maria
ERS Spectrum, v29 n1 p17-27 Win 2011
This report describes the final evaluation of a condensed work schedule, the Summer 2009 4-Day Work Week (S4-DWW), adopted by The School Board of Broward County, Florida. The goal for the program was to close the entire district for 1 day each week to reduce utility costs. Except for a few cases, district schools and offices were closed on Fridays from June 7 through August 10, 2009. Data indicate that the S4-DWW was implemented as planned. Participation data were available for nearly 2,000 summer employees. Survey responses indicated that the majority of participants were satisfied with the program. The projected savings for the S4-DWW were limited to energy costs and were based on kilowatts per hour (kWh) usage reduction. The usage reduction was 11.8 million kWh, which resulted in a cost reduction of $900,000. In addition, savings associated with fuel costs were $156,585. The combined savings on fuel and electricity for the program was $1,056,585. (Contains 9 tables and 1 figure.)
Educational Research Service.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida