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More School Districts In North Carolina Are Starting Earlier

Posted July 23, 2001 4:31 a.m. EDT

— It is only the third week in July, and people are already buying school supplies. Students are going back to class a lot earlier than they used to.

Jenny Bennett and Teresa Cunningham-Brown work at Southeast Raleigh High where teachers reported for work Monday after only a few weeks off. The students will start coming back next week.

"I'm excited and refreshed. I've just come off of a brief vacation, and I'm excited about the classes I'm going to be teaching this year," Cunningham-Brown says.

Cunningham-Brown is not the only teacher who is getting ready for school to re-open. Here is a schedule of when schools will re-open:

Aug. 1:

Harnett, Hoke and Sampson County schools

Aug. 6:

Edgecombe, Granville, Lee and Wayne County schools

Aug. 7:

Halifax and Person County schools

Aug. 8:

Franklin, Northhampton, Vance, Warren and Wilson County schools

Aug. 9:

Moore County schools

Aug. 13:

Johnston, Nash-Rocky Mount, Orange and Wake County schools

Aug. 14:

Durham County schools

Aug. 20:

Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools

Aug. 21:

Chatham and Cumberland County schools

Students on the year-round schedule started back to school two weeks ago. Instead of a long summer vacation, they will get four breaks throughout the year.