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N.C. Students May Get Longer Summer Vacation

Posted April 27, 2004

— School kids in North Carolina may soon get a longer summer vacation.

A state committee approved a recommendation Monday to delay the start of the school year. Districts would not be allowed to start until Aug. 25 and they would end no later than June 10.

The goal is to give families more time for summer vacation and help the state's tourism industry.

The plan cuts 10 teacher workdays, but it keeps the same number of class-days for students.

The recommendation now goes to the state education committee.

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