Hopewell Receives Grant For Year-Round School

(Hopewell)- The state is giving a grant to Hopewell City Public Schools to help finalize its plans for year-round school.  The school board approved a plan for a balanced calendar earlier this year, which affects all five schools.  That makes Hopewell the first district in the state to move all of its schools into a year-round schedule.  Governor Northam announced yesterday the grant would be for one-and-a-half-million-dollars.  The calendar features nine weeks of instruction time rotating with three week breaks, along with a six-week summer break.