Monday, March 21, 2011

Monterey Extended School Day Winding Down

Barring any unforeseen events, the students going to school in Monterey are now in their final week of going to class longer every day than other students in the county.  School officials say Monterey schools will continue to extend the school day by 30 minutes, getting out at 3:30 each afternoon through next Monday, March 28th. The additional 30 minutes, which makes the school day in Monterey run from 8 am to 3:30pm is enabling the Monterey schools to make-up the three days they missed over the winter beyond the thirteen snow days which are built into the school calendar. That means they missed a total of sixteen days during this academic year. As of next Tuesday, Monterey students will return to the same schedule as all other schools in the county.  By going an extra thirty minutes, the students were able to take Spring Break last week and will be off on Good Friday, according to the school calendar, which has the last day of school set for May 24th.