Due to a miscalculation in instructional time, the Accomack County School Board voted Tuesday to extend the length of the school day for high school students by 22 minutes Tuesday.
Each class block will be extended from 93 to 100 minutes. The first semester will be extended by 8 days.
The school system was notified by the central office in December. The changes will be in effect for the rest of the school year.
The second semester will now be 84 days, with the last day of school being June 12 instead of June 9. Teacher workdays are now scheduled for June 13-14 instead of June 12-13.
Students will now have to go to school on President’s Day, Feb. 20 as well as April 10, which is the Monday after spring break. Spring vacation will now be April 3-7.
Previously scheduled graduation dates will not be affected.