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Longer hours ahead for Louisa County students

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 12:01 am

Louisa students have enjoyed nine fewer school days in the past few weeks and five two-hour delays as wintery weather has made its mark on the county.

But there is a price to pay for all of that sleeping in and extra fun in the snow. Those hours will have to be made up—but in small increments.

School officials sent letters home to parents on Tuesday, March 3 outlining the specific plans that went into place on Monday, March 9 for the elementary, middle and high school levels. Each school schedule has been adjusted in different ways.

Students countywide will no longer have Monday, March 16 off for a teacher’s workday/ The day is now a regular school day.

Elementary school pupils will also have 15 minutes more instructional time each day for the remainder of the school year, with five minutes added at the beginning and 10 minutes at the end of the school day.

Students at the middle school will attend school seven minutes longer until the end of the school year, with that time be added at the conclusion of the day.

The school day for high school students is now 10 minutes longer, with the time equally divided between the start and end of the day.

In addition, the third nine weeks has been extended one week to March 20, and those report cards will be sent home on March 27.

The scheduling changes do not impact the normal time that students are picked up by school buses in the mornings.