Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Final Week of Class for Putnam County Students

They had the day off Monday, but those Putnam County school students who did not graduate over the weekend still have about two and a half more days of class to get through. They are scheduled to be in session all day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. They get Friday off because it's an administrative and teacher work day and are then supposed to come back on Saturday, May 30 for a 10 am dismissal. For the first time in a few years, the summer break will last longer than usual. Under the balanced calendar, classes would have started back in late July or early August, but the school board decided that ongoing construction projects and budget issues made it necessary to push back the start of the 2009-2010 school year. Classes for that academic term will begin on Monday, August 10. To make up for the two-week delay, the school board has voted to implement a one-week, rather than two-week, fall and spring break period.