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Make-up days put in place

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Spring break impacted

By Brandon Mattingly

Washington County Superintendent Robin Cochran announced via the Washington County Schools Facebook page on Monday that school will be in session two days that were previously scheduled to be part of spring break.

Monday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 1 will be used as make-up days, while the rest of the break will remain intact.

The announcement also states that the school day will extend by four minutes in the afternoon beginning Monday, April 7.

As of press time, no other decision had been made regarding additional make-up days, the last day of school or a date for graduation. Cochran noted that further decisions will be made upon state legislature’s decision on House Bill 211.

It was discussed at last week’s board meeting that using election day as a make-up day could also be a possibility, depending on the decision made by state officials.

Had the district taken no action, the 2013-14 school year would have remained on schedule to end on Monday, June 9.

Cochran noted in the announcement that any parent with spring break plans that qualify for an educational enhancement opportunity may make a request with their corresponding principal.