Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Education

Hernando schools adjust schedules to avoid Hurricane Irma makeup days

BROOKSVILLE — Rather than schedule makeup days for those missed due to Hurricane Irma, Hernando County schools will use surplus minutes in their respective schedules for instruction to meet the state's 180-day school year requirement.

According to the district, all schools except for Moton Elementary "have sufficient time built into their schedules to offset the lost days."

District spokeswoman Karen Jordan said Moton — a "turnaround school" required by the state to have 60 additional minutes per day for reading — has added eight minutes to each school day for the rest of the year. Students will start five minutes earlier, at 8:20 a.m., and be dismissed three minutes later, at 3:33 p.m.

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