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A longer year for Louisa students

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 9:50 am

The school year for students at Louisa County Public Schools just got longer, following a decision by the Louisa County School Board on Tuesday night.

“We’ve looked at several options, as far as making up the time, and at this point, we feel the best option is to extend the end of the school year a day,” said Doug Straley, assistant superintendent of administration.

The school board decided to make Friday, May 24, which had been planned as the last day of school with early dismissal, a full day.

Pupils will return on Tuesday, May 28 following Memorial Day for another full day of instruction before closing out the school year. Teachers’ will return on May 29.

Louisa County High School graduation is still scheduled to take place on the evening of Friday, May 24. Practice will be held that same day.

There are no teacher workdays scheduled for the remainder of the year.  Previously, Monday March 18, was a planned workday, but school officials rescheduled that date as a make-up day. However, school was closed on that day, too, because of inclement weather.

Recently, instructional time was increased by 20 minutes per school day to make up some of the hours that students have already missed this year.

“We’ll keep that 20 minutes because we feel it’s important to gain that instructional time prior to SOL testing,” Straley said.

To read the entire story, see the March 28 edition of The Central Virginian.