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Schools may start late on Wednesdays
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Students may get to sleep late on the first hump day of the month if the School Board goes with an idea floated at its recent meeting.The plan, which seeks to provide teachers with time to meet and discuss the new common core curriculum, would mean schools would start two hours late on the first Wednesday of every month. The exception would be January when students would just be getting back from Christmas break.“I think it’s good for our staff to get a chance to work together on the new curriculum,” said Warren County High School principal Anthony Cassel, who supported the idea put forward during the meeting.In addition to allowing teachers to use the two hours without students present to discuss the new educational curriculum, the idea would also help get rid of some of the stockpiled bad weather days each year.Presently there are 11 stockpiled days saved for bad weather and emergencies. However, in all but a few recent years, the stockpiled days have withered on the vine with only a handful used.