The Manatee County School District has brought back early release Wednesdays, but on a modified schedule.
In a 4-1 vote Monday night, the board approved early release days for one Wednesday a month — except in January and April.
The district says the move will provide extra time for teachers to participate in workshops for the Common Core curriculum.
Across Florida, Kindergarten and first-grade students started their Common Core education this school year. By next year, the standards will be fully implemented in second grade, with phasing in for grades three through 12.
Manatee County schools first adopted early release Wednesdays for the 2007-08 school year.
Citing inconvenience and stagnant text scores, the board discontinued it in for the 2012-13 academic year.
Dismissal times on early release days will be: 1:15 p.m. for elementary schools; 2:10 p.m. for middle schools; and 12:30 p.m. for high schools.
A calendar with early release dates will be available on the district website.
Contact Josh Siegel at email@example.com.
Currently 0 Responses
14 Ovation Teen Intensive Summer Camp
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
17 Grand Opening of Goodwill Manasota's Newest Store in Manatee
18 Discover DaVinci & Michelangelo "Side by Side"
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tennis pro earns honors
Palm-Aire Country Club Director of Tennis Greg High has scored big with the U.S. Professional Tennis Association.
Petruff receives service award
East County resident and local attorney Patricia Petruff, a senior partner of the Dye, Deitrich, Petruff & St. Paul law firm in Bradenton, has been awarded the 2014 William C. Grimes Award for Lifetime Achievement in Community Service.
East County resident Julie Kean recently captured this photo of two fawns resting on Legacy Boulevard, near the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club’s tennis and fitness center.