Pasco County Schools is adjusting schedules again — planning to start the school day four minutes earlier each day, once students return to school for the second semester.
The district had planned some cushioning into its schedule, but lost four days due to Hurricane Ian and then lost another one because of Hurricane Nicole.
To make up for instructional time lost because of Hurricane Ian, the district already has scheduled two student makeup days. One will be on Jan. 3 and the other on Feb. 20.
It also has had to convert all of its second-semester Early Release Days into full student contact days.
But it didn’t have any other options left, when it came to making up for time lost because of Hurricane Nicole.
So, the district has decided to make up that time by starting a little bit earlier each day.
The Pasco County School Board approved the revised bell times as part of the board’s consent agenda at its Dec. 13 meeting.
Items on the consent agenda are voted on in a single action, without discussion.
Published December 21, 2022