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City schools revise calendar to reflect missed days

Revised on: 10.31.2016 at 09:17 a.m.

Posted on: 10.25.2016 at 09:53 a.m.

The Whiteville City Schools Board of Education changed the school calendar Monday night to reflect disruptions caused primarily from Hurricane Matthew.

Over the past two weeks, students missed five days and experienced one 2-hour delay and “an early release due to either too much water or the lack of water,” according to Supt. Kenny Garland.

“In working with our principals and Central Services staff, the calendar has been developed to ensure the education of our students, our number one priority,” Garland said.  “At the end of the day, we are responsible for the learning of each student enrolled in our system.  Their learning will not have an asterisk beside their name stating this was forgiven. We need to protect instructional time as much as possible.”

State law requires a minimum 185 days, or 1,025 instructional hours.  With the proposed calendar, the schedule will have a minimum of 1055-1065 hours.

Garland doesn’t believe Whiteville City Schools would be subject to a potential weather-related waiver on instructional time issued by the governor.

The following reflect changes made Monday night:

  • November 23 is now a full student day.
  • December 19 and December 20 are now full student days.
  • March 10 is now a student day.
  • June 9 is now a full student day.

These changes provide 178 student days on the calendar.

The changes mean there will be no Saturday make-up days, students will not go to school on Good Friday, spring break is protected, and 13 days of Christmas break remain.

November 4 will be the end of first grading period. Report cards will go out Nov. 10.

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