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Dawson-Bryant students get extra week of summer vacation

Most Dawson-Bryant students will get an extended summer vacation, but those who attend Collins Career Center will not be so lucky.

While most students in the county will head back to school Friday, Dawson-Bryant students get an extra week to relax thanks to construction on the middle and high schools.

"The contractors have worked hard this summer and they've done a tremendous job," Superintendent Jim Payne said. "It's quality work and we want to make sure it's completed properly as they have been doing."

Letters were sent to student this past week stating all Dawson-Bryant students begin school Aug. 26.

But for those who attend Collins Career Center, they must go back when the school opens Friday, Payne said. Transportation will be provided for those students though, he said.

The construction includes changing the heating and air system, replacing roofs and installing a security system.

"We just want to make sure things are clean and safe for the students and staff, and we believe the week will be enough time to do that," Payne said.

Unfortunately, the delay means students will go a week longer than everyone else in the county, but seniors will still graduate on time.