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Petersburg Schools To Study Year-Round Calendar

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PETERSBURG, VA—Students in Petersburg could be saying goodbye to their traditional summer break.

The Petersburg City school board is moving forward with plans to implement a year-round curriculum.

Petersburg City Schools Superintendent Dr. Joseph Melvin presented the calendar to the school board and parents during a Wednesday meeting.

Melvin also presented a 2011 study that shows a year-round curriculum improved grades, especially among African American students.

School leaders say the new calendar would call for students to be in school the same amount of time, 180 days. Student's vacation, however, would be spread throughout the year, rather than the traditional summer hiatus. Students would have about 20 to 30 days off for about every 45 days.

The school board decided Wednesday to move forward with the idea, voting to conduct another study specific to Petersburg Schools.

The school says the cost of the study will be paid for by a $50,000 grant.

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