By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Parents in Philadelphia may need to make new child care arrangements now that the school district is changing a few days on the calendar.

The district plans to switch six Fridays this school year to half days to give teachers professional development time.

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The first day is Nov. 19.

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That will be followed by Dec. 17, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 18, and May 13.

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Students will be released three hours earlier than normal.