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School board approves calendar changes

The Gloucester County School Board organized for 2018 at its meeting Tuesday evening in the T.C. Walker Education Center. Included in the items of business were the election of school board officers, the approval of the 2018 meeting schedule, and consideration of school make-up days as it relates to recent snow days.

To make up for the missed days of school following last week’s snowstorm (currently five days and counting), the school board approved the recommendation of superintendent Dr. Walter Clemons, which included moving high school exam periods and some professional days, as well as making previously scheduled half-days now full school days.

Clemons said that the goal of the revised schedule was to recoup lost instructional days without encroaching on spring break and still allowing time for some professional development days.

Jan. 24 and 25, previously half days, will now be full school days and Jan. 26, previously a professional day, is now a full school day. In addit...

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