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School board approves make-up day plan

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The New Hanover County School Board approved a new plan for school make-up days. For month of March, students will attend school for an additional 30 minutes. The New Hanover County School Board approved a new plan for school make-up days. For month of March, students will attend school for an additional 30 minutes.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The New Hanover County School Board approved a new plan for school make-up days. For the month of March, students will attend school for an additional 30 minutes.

The board is adding an additional 15 minutes to the beginning of the day and 15 minutes to the end of the day.

The last school day will now be June 13, 2014 and there will be no school Saturday February 22, 2014.  No time will be taken from Spring Break either.

"It really works out well.  It's enough time to be significant, yet it doesn't impact us financially that you have to open up another day, all the expenses associated and so forth.  So I think it's a good solution," said Don Hayes, Chairman of the New Hanover County Board of Education.

Here's the official press release from NHCS:

For traditional schools and Eaton Elementary school calendars (Codington Elementary will be an exception since they were closed an additional day to serve as an emergency shelter):

  • Friday, February 14, 2014 was a full instructional day instead of a half day for students.
  • Friday, March 28, 2014 will be a full instructional day instead of a half day for students.
  • Thursday, June 12, 2014 will be a full instructional day instead of a half day for students.
  • Friday, June 13, 2014 will be a half day and the last day of school.
  • There will be no Saturday make-up day on February 22, 2014 as previously announced.
  • Fifteen minutes will be added to the start and end of each school day for a total of 30 additional minutes per day, for four weeks, starting Monday, March 3, 2014, through Friday, March 28, 2014. This will add ten instructional hours back into the calendar.

Early College calendars will be adjusted as needed in accordance to their college affiliation.

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