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Caroline School Board to discuss pre-Labor Day start

The Caroline School Board Monday will discuss the option of starting school before Labor Day beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.

The earlier start would mean that students could get out a month earlier, ending school around May 20.

Caroline County is now eligible for a waiver to start before Labor Day due to the number of days missed over the last 10-year period.

To be eligible, students must miss an average of eight days for five years out of the last 10 years. 

In Caroline, the average number of days missed is now about nine days, said Assistant Superintendent Rebecca Broaddus.

Starting earlier would also mean that the students would end the first semester before winter break and would take their finals before the holidays, Superintendent Greg Killough said.

The School Board meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the auditorium at Caroline Middle School, 13325 Devils Three Jump Road, in Milford. The Board will listen to public comments on the calendar decision.

After its discussion, the board is expected to take action.