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The School District of Manatee County has released make-up times due to Hurricane Irma.
East County Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2017 12 months ago

Hurricane's impact makes school days longer in Manatee County

Changes also will affect the start of students' Thanksgiving vacation.
by: Jay Heater Managing Editor

School District of Manatee County students will have an additional 10 minutes tacked on their school days beginning Monday, Oct. 2 and running through Wednesday, Dec. 20 in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

The revision to make up for lost classroom time was announced by the district on Wednesday.

Also, Oct. 4 and Dec. 6 will no longer be professional learning early release days. Students will attend a full day on both dates.

Thanksgiving break will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 22 according to a district release. Students will attend a full school day on Monday, Nov. 20 and Tuesday, Nov. 21.

“We realize that hurricane make-up days can cause inconveniences for students and staff,” said Superintendent Diana Greene in a release. “However, it is extremely important that we make-up this essential instructional time so that our students can make necessary progress this school year. Looking back, we are thankful that we are adding make-up days to our school calendar as opposed to continuing to deal with damage from Hurricane Irma.”

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