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Escambia County schools cancel late start days

Pensacola, FL:  Superintendent of the Escambia County School District, Malcolm Thomas, has decided to recommend to the School Board a calendar change that will cancel all late start days for the 2014-2015 school year.  The School Board will be asked to vote on this request during their meeting on September 10, 2014.

“We always try to pay attention to the impact our decisions have on our students’ families. This decision is being made to avoid significant hardships the two hour delay would create for our working families,” Thomas explained.

“So in the best interest of our students’ safety and our desire to serve our families, we will find an alternate method to deliver the professional training opportunities we had planned for those mornings.”

The late start dates would have been September 17, November 5, and December 3, 2014. Pending School Board approval, all schools will begin at their regular start times on those days.