Hendersonville School Considers Year-Round Schedule

January 29, 2009

Hendersonville's Bruce Drysdale Elementary School wants to go to a year-round schedule.Bruce Drysdale Elementary, located in Hendersonville, is requesting that the Henderson County Board of Education put them on a year-round schedule instead of the traditional school year.  The new schedule would keep the same amount of school days throughout the calendar year.  But, instead of the traditional nine months in school and three months off in the summer, students would attend school for nine weeks and have three weeks off.  This is supposed to help students retain more during their breaks, since research has shown that the retention level of a student after a long summer break is much lower than after a brief respite.  There are already four other public schools in Western North Carolina that operate on the year-round schedule.  If you are a parent of a child at Bruce Drysdale Elementary or just a concerned citizen, feel free to attend the next board meeting (at HCBOE’s central offices, 414 Fourth Ave West in Hendersonville) on February 9th at 6pm.  It is open to the public.

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