Arab Superintendent Dr. Johnny Berry says, for now, Arab City Schools will begin school this fall on Aug. 10. Berry was responding to a publicized request by State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey for schools to delay starting classes until Aug. 15 or after.

“It’s a little early to make that call. We’re still three months out,” he said. “I was talking with the staff and Mr. (Patrick) Crowder made a great point. That being – what is five days difference? We like to structure and plan way out in advance, but one thing we’ve learned in this is to be flexible and our start date could still change.”

Berry said a more firm determination should be known within a few weeks, but is hoping to keep the schedule as is to keep the annual fall break.

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