Local school ending summer break early

Published: Jul. 25, 2022 at 10:39 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 26, 2022 at 7:39 AM CDT
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MARKED TREE, Ark. (KAIT) - Some Northeast Arkansas students are heading back to school a little bit early this year.

The Marked Tree School District began implementing its new hybrid schedule on Monday.

Students will still have all the regular holidays off, this just mixes in the spring break and fall break idea.

“We start a little bit earlier in the summer essentially,” said Co-Principal Tyler Permenter. ”We go for a nine-week period, and the kids get a two-week break.”

Permenter said this will help curb the learning problems some students experience and help with retention.

He also stated this should help attendance numbers since students will get a break from the day-to-day grind.

Other school districts have tried this system with much success, so Permenter has high hopes the new schedule will improve the quality of life for teachers and students.

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