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More longer school days ahead

Students in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation are facing another stretch of longer school days.

EVSC officials say six consecutive school days -- March 31 through April 7 -- will be extended by one hour to make up for the most recent snow day on March 3. It’s the second six-day stretch of extended days employed by the school corporation to meet the state’s required 180 school days.

EVSC Superintendent David Smith told WNIN’s The Trend last week that the longer hours have worked well, so far.

The EVSC’s Marsha Jackson tells the Courier and Press that the second round of Spring ISTEP testing is scheduled shortly after the new extended days, giving students more time to study. 

But individual schools will again have the flexibility to use the extra time to best fit the needs of their students.