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"Morningstar will close Fridays due to staffing crisis"
"Morningstar Executive Director Mariel Butan said the plan is to operate Monday through Thursday until the end of spring quarter on May 31 or until they can hire enough teachers to reopen for five days . . .
Morningstar has been trying to hire new teachers for a long time, and, according to Butan, the biggest obstacle is usually housing. . .
'This is obviously a big deal, and it has ripple effects throughout the community,' Butan said.
One local mother of three and a nurse at the Big Sky Medical Center clinic Brittany Marvin said this change means she will eventually have to stop working on Fridays.
'Now the clinic is going to have one less nurse available to work,' Marvin said, 'putting a lot more pressure on the other employees, and then decreasing patient care and availability.'"