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Snow days turn into longer school days

Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 9:00 am

The weather has not been friendly to school schedules this year with snow, ice and bitter cold forcing the closure of school for a total of nine days.

Last week, after being off for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 20, students missed four additional days due to slight snowfalls and frigid temperatures that delayed the melting of snow/ice accumulations on secondary roadways.

As a result, the school day will become 15 minutes longer for Louisa County Public Schools beginning Monday, Feb. 3 and will be added to the end of the school day.

Students will also attend school on Monday, February 17, which had originally been scheduled as a division holiday, and Monday, March 17, which had initially been planned as a teacher workday.

“Our goal is to try to make up as much instructional time as possible prior to the end-of-year Standards of Learning [SOL]assessments,” Doug Straley, Louisa County Public Schools’ assistant superintendent of administration, said.

To read the entire story, see the Jan. 30 edition of The Central Virginian.