Monday, February 14, 2011

Monterey Students Facing Longer School Day

It began Monday and will continue for just under three weeks.  Putnam County school officials say students in the Monterey schools -- that's Uffelman Elementary, Burks Middle School, and Monterey High School -- are now going to class on what they call an extended school schedule -- from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  School officials say the additional 30 minutes each day will run for 13 school days. They say each 13 days of an additional 30 minutes will make-up one full instructional day missed because of winter weather. The school system also plans to have students in class next Monday, on what would normally have been the Presidents Day holiday. But, unless more winter weather strikes, they are no current plans to extend the day for Cookeville or Baxter area students.