It looks like our district is about to approve a school calendar for the 09-10 school year that is one month shorter and has an hour added to each school day. They have considered going to a four day week with an extra hour each day(my preference), but apparently have decided they will save more money by not starting back until September. We have been starting school the first week of August for the last several years. I think the idea is saving a lot of money on air conditioning as well as other utilities by not going in August. They are looking at everything right now for ways to save money because of funding cuts. What is your district doing to survive the funding crisis?