School calendar amended

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By The Staff

The Grant County and Williamstown boards of education recently amended the 2009-2010 school calendar to make up for time lost due to snow days.

The last day for students will be June 3 for Grant County Schools and May 28 for Williamstown Independent Schools.

Williamstown made up three of their missed days through 10 extra minutes of instructional time being built into the schedule at the beginning of the year.

The district also changed March 10 from an early release day to a normal school day.

Initially, April 7 was designated as an early release date for Grant County students and a time for professional development for teachers.

“The teachers value early release, but will give it up for instructional time,” said Jennifer Wright, assistant superintendent. “If three hours can make a difference with one student, it is important.”

According to Wright, teachers felt they could use after-school hours to make up professional development time.

Both Williamstown and Grant County will have their spring breaks March 29 - April 2.