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School year to get longer by one day
Extra day expected at end of year
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The school year just got longer as one day will likely be added to this year’s school calendar to make up for time lost to snow and bad weather.“Our plan is to turn May 22 into a full day and make May 23 the abbreviated day to end the school year,” said Director of Schools Bobby Cox, noting it will become official once the School Board votes on the measure at its next meeting.Monday’s cancellation of classes due to icy conditions meant time would need to be made up since the school system had used up its nine days set aside for inclement weather. Schools were first set to start two hours late Monday but persistent sleet during drive time forced the administration to cancel the entire day. Most of Tennessee was under a State of Emergency called by the governor Monday due to a predicted ice storm.