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Updated: 12/31/2017 08:30:01AM

Fewer early release days in proposed school calendar

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SEBRING — There is not a lot of red — or two-hour early release days — on the proposed 2018-19 calendar the School Board of Highlands County will consider at its Jan. 9 meeting.

A few years ago, it seemed like there was an early release day every other week on a Wednesday. The number of early release days was doubled from 10 in 2008-09 to 20 in the 2009-10 school year. That increase happened after state funding cuts ended teacher planning periods because educators had to teach every class period.

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