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Richmond Public Schools Eliminates Student Holiday

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Richmond Public Schools announced Sunday afternoon that Friday, April 4, originally scheduled as a teacher workday and early-release day for students, will now be a regular school day. Richmond Public Schools announced Sunday afternoon that Friday, April 4, originally scheduled as a teacher workday and early-release day for students, will now be a regular school day.
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Richmond Public Schools announced Sunday afternoon that Friday, April 4, originally scheduled as a teacher workday and early-release day for students, will now be a regular school day in the wake of numerous snow days the district has acquired this winter.

At 5:40 p.m. on March 30, @RPS_Schools tweeted, “Due to the loss of instructional time as a result of inclement weather, April 4, will be a regular school day.”

RPS students, teachers and staff also lost the President’s Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 17 because the district had used up so many snow days.

RPS joins other area school districts in altering its school calendar due to inclement weather. Earlier this month, Goochland County Public Schools announced it was extending its school calendar by one week after 16 snow days. Chesterfield County Public Schools eliminated the President’s Day holiday last month, as well as early-release days on Feb. 26 and March 26. Though Henrico County Public Schools nixed its President’s Day holiday, HCPS said in early February that all other scheduled half-days and holidays would remain as scheduled. As of March 20, Petersburg City Public Schools students had acquired 10 snow days. As a result, their school day will be extended by 10 minutes beginning Monday, March 31 through the end of the school year.


Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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