Spring-Ford's school board voted on Monday night to move to 4-day work weeks for the district office for eight weeks next summer, starting June 21 and ending August 9.
The move is a cost-saving measure for the district. Over the course of those eight weeks, the district will save about $100,000.
Employees will work 4 ten-hour days instead of 5 eight-hour days and the district office will be closed on Friday.
Someone from the district office will still be available in case of an emergency, and the automated telephone system will have an outgoing message with that information.
In a video posted by Ram Country TV, planning director Bruce Cooper said that the savings will come from not only having the HVAC system off, but in reductions in trash pickups, water usage and many other maintenance items.
Superintendent Dr. David Goodin said that the 4-day work week is a way to cut costs for the district "with very little impact to students."
Organizations that use school facilities such as summer camps will still be allowed to use the facilities, but will have to reduce or adjust their schedules.
"The reason we're bringing this up in September is because we wanted to make sure we had enough time to notifdy these groups," Goodin said in the video.
Goodin also addressed the issue of the three churches that use school facilities.
"We'd like to combine those groups so we're using one facility for those three groups," Goodin said.
At the school board meeting, Goodin said that means the three churches will meet in one building in separate locations.
Upper Providence Elementary secretary Carol Mays said in the video, "We're here a lot of the times anyway, those extra hours."
"I love it," Mays said. "We get a longer weekend, and as a taxpayer in Spring-Ford, it's my understanding that a lot of money would be saved."