Colorado school district aims for 4-day class schedule

A school district in Colorado is aiming for a shorter week in the upcoming academic year, giving students and faculty four days in the classroom rather than five.

District 27J public information officer Tracy Rudnick told ABC News that they filed an official application with the Colorado Department of Education, of which she said they "are pretty confident that it's going to go through."

"They have not turned down any other school district that has had applied," Rudnick said. Word from the department could come in June, she told the outlet. Nearly 100 other districts in the state reportedly operate on the same schedule.

A variety of factors reportedly contributed to the district's decision to file the application.