May 26 Now School Make-up Day in Stephens Co.

February 17, 2014

The Stephens County School System is setting a second make-up day to recoup time lost to winter weather.

School is already scheduled today as the system’s first make-up day.

Now, Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that students will also be in class on Monday, May 26.

“That will make up two of nine days our students have missed due to inclement weather,” said Whiten.

Whiten said that, at this point, these are the only two make-up days scheduled.

“Students are required to attend school for 180 days or the equivalent of minutes as established by the state Board of Education for each grade level,” said Whiten.  “Now, with making up those two days, we meet the required number of minutes necessary.”

She went on to say that there are multiple reasons for selecting these two days rather than other options that were out there.

“We have heard from a number of parents that if we could, they would like to keep Spring Break stay,” said Whiten.  “That is what we are looking at.”

Whiten said the school system also wanted to avoid adding days at the end of the year.

Whiten did say that if the county gets more bad weather that forces school to be called off, the system may have to look at making up days during Spring Break or examining other options.

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