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How about a 179 day school year?



Since Tropical Storm Fay took away a day of classes so early in the year, Pasco superintendent Heather Fiorentino is hoping not to have to force students to make it up.

Fiorentino sent a letter to education commissioner Eric J. Smith today asking him to waive the 180-day school requirement for Pasco County.

"As you probably are aware, every county in the State of Florida was impacted by Tropical Storm Fay and would benefit from this decision," Fiorentino wrote. "Thank you for your consideration of this important request."

Seeing as the district sent its request just a few hours ago, it's not surprising the DOE doesn't yet have a response.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:54am]


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