Clinton Public School District approves modified schedule

Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 2:45 PM CST
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CLINTON, Miss. (WLBT) - With the implementation of a modified school calendar, Clinton Public School District students will begin loading buses in July.

Clinton is the first school district in Central Mississippi to adopt a calendar where students will be in classrooms 11 months of the year.

The calendar includes multiple breaks throughout the school year and an extra week in the fall and the spring where the district will offer focused academic review and student enrichment.

Superintendent Dr. Andy Scoggin tells us this change has many benefits.

”We feel like there’s some great opportunity to engage our students differently and not wait until summer school offerings,” he said.

A survey was conducted before the decision. Seventy-percent of teachers and 83-percent of parents were in favor of this change.

Scoggin wants to be clear: The district’s new calendar will still follow the 180-day attendance policy.

”There may be misconceptions. This is not a year-round calendar. This is a 13-day difference between the calendar we have this year and next year. “

Parent of two Clinton students, Carrie Wilson, believes that breaks throughout the year will benefit families.

”I think it’s going to be provide a richer family life. I think, you know, more time together, you know, throughout the year I think will benefit us...”

Clinton Public School District approves modified schedule
Clinton Public School District approves modified schedule(Clinton Public School District)

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