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Low test scores mean longer school weeks in Webster Co.

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WEBSTER COUNTY, KY (WFIE) - School district officials will be going back to a traditional 5-day school week beginning next year because of declining test scores.

Webster County became the first school district in Kentucky to implement a four day schedule ten years ago.

The idea was supposed to save money on transportation and food costs, but for interim superintendent Pete Galloway, the concept hit a road block.

"We know that early on we got some success from that. But as time as gone on, part of that is probably because we may have relaxed in some of the things that we're doing. But our test scores are just not where we want them to be," said Galloway.

The 5-day school week will begin in the 2014-2015 school year.

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