From The Salt Lake Tribune:
"We really don't want to have any fewer days," said Martell Menlove, state deputy superintendent. "What we believe is kids need to be in school more time, not less time. But I think under the current financial situation, to not allow at least those who chose to cut five days last year to cut five this year, might put them in a difficult situation."
The state board allowed districts to cut up to five instructional days this school year to deal with budget cuts. Five charter schools and eight school districts -- Granite, Murray, Duchesne, Garfield, Grand, Juab, Millard and San Juan -- cut some or all of those days.†† Read more.