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District makes adjustment to Preble High School calendar after fire

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GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Students at Green Bay Preble High School now know how they will make up for lost classroom time after the fire that heavily damaged the school.

Back on August 8, a fire that started in the field house started by spontaneous combustion when rags used to clean up a chemical used to resurface the floor were improperly disposed of in a plastic garbage can.

Officials with the Green Bay Area Public School District on Tuesday said they chose this calendar as the best option available to them.

"Approximately 2 minutes will be added to each class period, which will result in the school day ending at 3:18 p.m., instead of 3 p.m.," says Mark Smith, Assistant Superintendent for Continuous School Improvement. "Because the school district values family time, our staff and students, we believe that the new schedule needed to avoid using weekends and holidays to make up time."

The school day will still begin at 7:30 a.m. 

District officials also made four of Preble High School's half days go to full days. Additionally, October 31 will be a school day for Preble, while all other Green Bay schools will be off.

The last day of school is still June 10th, which will also be graduation day for seniors.

J. Murphy with Paul Davis Company says they're confident they will have the building ready for students to begin classes, along with teacher workdays on September 10 and 11 and for registration at the Preble Commons on September 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday September 12 from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

You can look at the new calendar here, as well as a bell schedule for Preble parents here.

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