Rich School District will continue its four-day school week.

The State School Board on Friday agreed to allow the northern Utah district three additional years, with a report due at the end of the second year. The district is headed into the final year of a three-year pilot program.

While Rich's initial goal was to reduce student absences, decreased transportation costs emerged as a side benefit. The district saves about $1,500 each week by not having to bus students one day a week.

The board Friday also approved a four-day week for Boulder School for two years. The 15-student school located in a remote area of Garfield School District will report to the board after the first year. One teacher travels 140 miles round trip.