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More colleges cutting out Friday classes to save money

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - More colleges are switching from five day work weeks, to four day weeks to save money.

Southwest Georgia Technical College's new schedule begins Monday, March 30th at all three campuses - Thomasville, Cairo, and Camilla.

The new hours of operation will now be 7:30am to 6:00pm Monday through Thursday.

The school began working toward the move several months ago when State budget cuts began.  They say the switch will save thousands of dollars.

"We realize we'll save about 80,000 dollars by making this change. And that's in saving utility costs. It will also save our faculty and staff money in gas from having to drive everyday. We do have some live a little bit further out so saving that one day's worth of gas will help them tremendously," said Sheryl Sealy, Institutional Advancement Director with Southwest Georgia Technical College.

The move is also meant to make education more convenient for students, providing more course options during the evening hours.

The change in schedule will not affect dual enrollment classes. And the Library on main campus will continue to stay open on Fridays until noon.  Feedback

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