A Tampa Bay area school is looking into the possibility of shortening their school weeks.

The Hernando County School Board asked the district to look into switching to four-day school weeks at their informal July 30 meeting. 

The board talked about breaking school weeks down into a number of different ways. The options are four-day weeks that would be year-round, not year-round or students do four days a week and staff doing five.

They also talked about doing a small pilot if a school and a school community would want to try it.

Superintendent John Stratton said they would put a committee together to see what the community wants.

Vice-Chair of the Hernando County School Board, Linda Prescott, told 10News they haven't had any input from parents or teachers. 

"We are trying to explore all options to make the best use of our revenue and resources as we face continued growth," Prescott said.

Prescott said while the district isn't facing a budget shortfall, consultants predicted they would need to build three elementary schools in the future. 

Stratton said they will use this school year to tease out this possibility and talk about making the switch.

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