Sunday, July 25, 2010

Putnam County Schools Start New Semester

The vacation is more or less over now, as the Putnam County school system resumes classes this week. Students are going from 8 am to 10 am Monday, will have Tuesday off as teachers go through a "work day," and then will start their regular classroom schedule on Wednesday, which is described in the school calendar as the first full instructional day. Fall Break comes up in October, but the students will have two days off between now and then. One is on August 5th, when classes are cancelled because of Election Day. The other will be Labor Day. School officials are starting the year without a finalized budget, and they say they expect the enrollment numbers to fluctuate somewhat between now and Labor Day. Meanwhile, local police agencies are also expected to step up enforcement efforts in school zones.