WILMINGTON, MA — At Wednesday night’s meeting, the Wilmington School Committee unanimously voted to move the first day of school for Wilmington PreK and Kindergarten students from Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to Wednesday, September 5, 2018.
The change was made, according to Interim Superintendent Paul Ruggiero, due to the excepted heavy turnout at the polls during the State Primary scheduled for Tuesday, September 4.
Both the Boutwell Early Childhood Center (Precincts 1-2) and the Wildwood Early Childhood Center (Precincts 3-4) are utilized as polling locations in town.
Ruggiero noted the district is comfortable keeping the school day scheduled in instances where voter turnout is expected to be low, but – following the death of State Representative Jim Miceli – the September 4th turnout is now expected to be much larger that previously anticipated.
This “lost” day will not be made up. Because there is no 180-day school requirement for PreK or Kindergarten students, their school year will still end on the same day as all other grades in June.
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