School four-day week a non-starter
North Ayrshire Council leader David O'Neill said the "radical" plan will be taken no further - and added that a suggestion for starting primary school at age six is more likely.
The proposal, which emerged at the weekend, follows a budget at the Labour-led authority for 2011-12 outlining 8.9 million of efficiency savings.
Councillor O'Neill said: "Officers came back with a wide range of early options, including the possibility of exploring a four-day school week. This idea received no support whatsoever from elected members and will, therefore, not be taken any further."