Short school day Tuesday in Richmond County

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Tuesday will be a shorter day for Richmond County public school students.

It's an early release day to allow time for parent conferences. Check with your child's school for specific details.

Also, on Thursday, report cards for the first nine-weeks marking period, which ended Oct. 8, will be issued. And on Friday, there will be no school, and the district will be closed, for an unpaid furlough day.

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ron_rlw
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ron_rlw 10/18/10 - 05:28 pm
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Short day tomorrow and at the

Short day tomorrow and at the school my kids go to a short day on Thursday ... why not just take a whole one day off. Is it that the school system is trying to aggrevate the parents by splitting it into two different days.

Warrior
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Warrior 10/18/10 - 05:48 pm
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Not all schools are getting

Not all schools are getting out early on Thursday. Most schools downtown will be getting out early Thursday because of a homecoming parade. Traffic will be backed up & buses can't get through.

ron_rlw
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ron_rlw 10/18/10 - 06:17 pm
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warror - I understand why ...

warror - I understand why ... what I don't understand is why split the time off into two different days. I'm sure that the homecoming parade has been on the calendar for sometime now and moving the Tues time off to Thursday shouldn't have been too difficult. Many parents pick up their kids and have made allows for the normal times and even for the odd pickup times. But twice in the same week makes it difficult for the parents ... and employers to adjust.

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Taylor B 10/18/10 - 06:39 pm
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It also makes the buses run

It also makes the buses run twice and the lunchroom cook breakfast and lunch twice. There's little common sense related to some of these decisions.

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corgimom 10/18/10 - 06:57 pm
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They WANT the kids to have

They WANT the kids to have breakfast and lunch.

They also get lots of Federal aid money if the kids are in school for 4 hours. Hence the 2 half-days- they can't afford to take one day off.

The recession has badly hurt schools. They need every penny they can get.

ron_rlw
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ron_rlw 10/18/10 - 07:06 pm
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corgimon - your explaination

corgimon - your explaination is mostly likely correct. I just goes to show that the decisions made by politicians seldom make sense.

As far as letting the kids have breakfast and lunch ... that's the parents responsibility and the agrument would mean that they should go to school every day 365 (366) days a year. You could also extend the school time to 7:00 pm to allow for diner also.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 10/18/10 - 07:41 pm
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Ron, they are already

Ron, they are already starting in Europe.

double_standard
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double_standard 10/18/10 - 09:04 pm
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To get that federal aid once

To get that federal aid once again thanks No Child Left Behind.

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bone1 10/18/10 - 10:00 pm
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parent conference days are

parent conference days are generally a complete waste of time: the parents that NEED to be there are never available. instead, teachers spend their time preparing to discuss (1) never-ending special ed modifications and (2) the relative difference in an "88" and a "90" with a "dream parent" (i.e. acts as if they are concerned and involved, yet really just want a high grade for their kid to ensure scholly opportunities)

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