To address three days of instruction missed Feb. 25-27 due to inclement weather, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) will be adding 24 minutes to the school day beginning March 16 and ending May 22. The new schedules for all schools are posted on vbschools.com.
“Determining a makeup schedule that is both accommodating for families and instructionally valuable to students and staff is a challenge logistically. Although no plan will receive consensus from the entire community, I believe this plan will be the most acceptable,” said Dr. Aaron Spence, superintendent of VBCPS.
As previously reported, VBCPS will also use April 3 as a makeup day for the instructional time lost during inclement weather experienced Feb. 17-20. Students will not be required to make up the other three days of closure that occurred during that time frame.
As a result of the schedule changes, the SOL testing window has been moved back to allow for additional instructional days prior to SOL testing. This information is now posted on vbschools.com as well.