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Longer days, shorter Potosi school year
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POTOSI — The Potosi School Board voted last week to extend school days so that the school year can end May 13.

As of Monday, school begins at 7:45 and ends at 3:30 p.m. to meet state law for the minimum number of minutes of instruction. The school district canceled early-release days and teacher-training days for the rest of the year.

The move will allow the $2.7 million school project to begin in May without students on campus. The project will begin with removing the roof and walls in the middle school section of the building.

The school district is asking parents if Potosi High School graduation, originally scheduled for May 22, should be held one week earlier.

If construction runs longer than scheduled, the 2016–17 school year may not begin until Sept. 26, three weeks after the currently scheduled Sept. 6 start date.