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Friday, October 23, 2009 - 6:47am

Fulton County Votes To Trim School Year

Another Georgia county is taking a swing at trimming its school year calendar.

Fulton County school officials voted to approve the cut of classroom days on its calendar from 180 to 177.

Officials think the move will save a little over $1 million for the next school year. In a move approved only for the 2010-2011 calendar, Fulton County students will stay in class 10 minutes longer each day to make up the three days.

Fulton County's 88,000 student district will join others in the state that have gone to a trimmed school calendar. North Georgia’s Murray County is now on a 160-day school year. And Peach County adopted a four-day school week.

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