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By Charlotte Smith

Hurricane Florence caused chaos for many in Bladen County. The local school system was greatly affected and now the schools’ schedule has been adjusted.

The public schools received damages, were used as shelters for those displaced and were closed for an extended amount of time.

The changes announced by the school board have extended the first semester, cut the second semester short by a few days and moved teacher work days as well. The first semester will end on January 30, 2018. Work days have been rescheduled to January 31 and February 1, 2019.

Bladen Early College held at Bladen Community College had their schedule affected by the storm as well. The first semester was extended until December 20. A make-up day is scheduled for May 21 and will be the last day for students at the Early College.

The early college will also see some changes. The end date of the first semester has been moved to Dec. 20 to coincide with the other calendars for the Christmas holiday. This day was moved to the spring semester for May 20.