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Posted at 2:08 PM ET, 01/20/2011

Alexandria postpones vote on longer year

By Christy Goodman and Nick Anderson

The Alexandria School Board, which had been scheduled to vote Thursday night on an extended school year, has postponed action on the matter, according to a statement on the school system Web site.

The Post reported on the debate over a proposal for a longer school year in a story this morning on the national movement for extended learning time.

Here is the school system's statement:

The Alexandria City School Board will not be voting on a waiver to the State Board of Education at the called meeting on Thursday, January 20.

Chairman Yvonne Folkerts and Superintendent Morton Sherman have agreed that Dr. Sherman will report on his extended calendar proposal at upcoming Board meetings, to provide additional details about the proposal and to allow Board members the opportunity to ask questions.

During the next several weeks, members of the School Board will meet with PTAs and other community groups to share information, answer questions and receive further input from all stakeholders.

Based on community input, the Board will work with the Superintendent to further revise his recommendation and determine when to bring the issue back to the Board for a vote.

By Christy Goodman and Nick Anderson  | January 20, 2011; 2:08 PM ET
Categories:  Education, Virginia  
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