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Pasco County schools implementing early release days during the 2019-2020 school year

Posted at 3:11 AM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 13:28:51-04

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — Parents and children living in Pasco County will notice a schedule change during the 2019-2020 school year.

The Pasco County School District is implementing more early release days for students starting this fall. Students will be released two hours early, one Wednesday a month.

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The change is occurring to give teachers more professional development time.

The early release days are as follows:

  • September 11
  • October 9
  • November 13
  • December 11
  • January 15
  • February 12
  • March 11
  • April 8

The first day of classes during the 2019-2020 school year in Pasco County is August 12.

Parents with childcare concerns have options provided by the PLACE program, and the district will be working with private daycare facilities to develop a list of other choices. Students already enrolled in PLACE programs will be able to stay the extra two hours without additional charges. Current morning-only PLACE students may attend in the afternoon without charge. A package option for all eight early release days is available for students not currently enrolled in PLACE. Students registered with this package option will not be required to pay a registration fee. Parents who have a last-minute need for their children to attend PLACE also may register at any time prior to the early release day that care is needed. The daily drop-in fee and registration fee will apply.

Bus transportation will be provided two hours earlier than usual for students who are transported on regular school days. The same routes and stops will be used. Please watch for more details on the district website and on social media.

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