District seeks to solve budget crunch with four-day weeks

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Part two of four: The bills behind the mills

By Leo Wolfson

With School District 27J considering four-day weeks, in part as a bid to keep more teachers here, one may ask why the district doesn’t just pay their employees higher salaries.

The simple answer is that the district doesn’t have the money.

As of early 2017, an average starting salary at in the 27J school district was $33,686, almost $5,000 less than the Denver metro average of $38,028. Average overall salaries in the school district are more than $6,000 lower than the metro average.

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