SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's largest school district is ditching its year-round calendar.
The Salt Lake City Board of Education on Tuesday approved switching six year-round elementary schools back to a traditional school year next fall.
District officials say that'll give every elementary and secondary school the same start and end dates, and breaks.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that officials project saving some $128,000 a year in busing, consolidated teacher training and other costs.
A district survey at five of the six affected campuses found most parents and half of employees supported adopting a common calendar to save money.
Trustees also talked Tuesday about the possibility of losing up to $12 million in state funds next school year, depending on decisions by the 2011 state Legislature.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com