Hurricane makeup days set

The Manatee County School Board has approved a new schedule to make up for school days lost because of Hurricane Irma.

According to the new schedule, 10 minutes will be added to the end of the school day for all students, starting Monday, Oct. 2 through Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Wednesday, Oct. 4 and Wednesday, Dec. 6 will no longer be Professional Learning Early Release days. Students will attend school for a full day on both days.

Thanksgiving break will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 22. On Monday, Nov. 20 and Tuesday, Nov. 21, students will attend school for a full day; these dates were assigned on the 2017-2018 academic calendar as “hurricane make-up days.”