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Beach school board hears proposal for possible change to school day

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Posted at 11:53 PM, Nov 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-08 23:55:43-05

Changes may be on the way for Virginia Beach students.

The school day could get a little longer for some.

The school board heard a proposal about extending the day by 15 minutes.

A basic schedule would run from 7:20 in the morning to 2:10.

The proposal was developed - in part - to address new state-mandated graduation requirements.

This could go into effect for the 2013-14 school year.

Elementary and middle schools wouldn't have longer days but could have different start and end times to accommodate the transportation schedule for high school students.

A public hearing will be held about this proposal at the November 20th school board meeting.