NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – Some New Hanover County students will attend school 20 minutes longer, under a proposal to make-up some of the instructional time missed during Hurricane Florence.
Students on the traditional calendar would have ten minutes added at both the beginning and end of the school day.
Four half days will become full days and students will attend school on February 21 and April 22, which are currently vacation days.
For students attending year-round school, three half days will become full days and they will also attend school on April 22.
Students on the Restart year-round calendar would also lose two vacation days and 5 intersession days: 12/19, 12/20, 4/1, 4/2, and 4/3.
Wilmington Early College High School would add back two teacher work days on October 12 and December 19.
Isaac Bear Early College High School would add back one teacher workday on 10/12. SEA-Tech would add back three teacher workdays on 12/17, 12/18 and 12/19 and add back a 1/2 vacation day on 12/20 that would be early release for students.
Finally, Lake Forest Academy would add a full day on 10/26 and add back three teacher workdays on 12/17-12/19.
These are all proposals. The school board will approve the final calendar at the November school board meeting. A schools spokeswoman says more tweaks could be made before then.