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Pulaski County Public Schools to start earlier this year

By CALVIN PYNN

calvin@southwesttimes.com

 

While it may be better news for some than for others, the fact remains that summer 2014 is a short one for the kids attending Pulaski County Public Schools.

Students were released for summer break on June 2, and just a little over two months later, they will be going back to class on Friday, August 15, three school days earlier than last year’s Wednesday, August 21 start date. According to Superintendent Tom Brewster, the decision was made to start earlier in order to make time for SOL testing for students before they leave for winter break.

“The high school is on a block schedule, therefore SOL testing has been conducted at the conclusion of the fall semester,” Brewster said.

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