VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Virginia Beach City Council approved to extend high school days by 15 minutes during a meeting Tuesday.
The new schedule will allow students taking advanced classes to enjoy a longer, 30-minute lunch break. The previous schedule did not leave much room for a break during the afternoon for those students.
According to Virginia Beach City Public Schools, the following will be starting and ending times for the 2013-2014 school year:
- High schools 7:20 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.
- Middle schools 9:20 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
- "A" elementary schools 8:10 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
- "B" elementary schools 8:40 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
Elementary and middle schools will not be lengthening their days, but will adjust to accommodate new high school hours.
Another addition are a limited number of core classes being offered semester-long for credit recovery.
The Portsmouth City Council has set a public hearing for Tuesday, Dec. 17, to talk about a plan to bring a casino to the city.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation said work to secure the Bonner Bridge could take anywhere from a week to 90 days.
WAVY News 10's Andy Fox sat down with outgoing Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell for a one-on-one interview.