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Snow could lead to longer school days in Fredericksburg
Like most other school divisions, Fredericksburg is trying to figure out how to make up for all the instructional time lost to the multiple blizzards (yes, I consider all of them blizzards) we have had this year.
As of today, city schools have missed 10 days because of winter weather.
At tonight’s School Board meeting, board members will consider Superintendent David Melton’s recommendation to add 20 minutes to the length of every school day, starting a week from today (March 8). In addition, Melton proposes changing March 19 and May 14 to full school days. They had been early-dismissal days. He also recommends changing April 2, which had been a teacher work day, to a regular school day.
If the board approves this plan the last day of the school year would still be June 18.