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School districts begin tough task of dealing with missed days

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — School leaders are trying to figure out when to make up the days missed during last weeks winter storm.

Students around the area missed nearly a full week of school, but state laws about the school calendar make rescheduling that missed time quite the challenge for administrators.

The ice and snow have melted, and teachers and students across our area have made their way back into the classroom. Now, leaders must try and figure out a way to meet state requirements for the amount of time students spend in those classrooms.

Brunswick County Schools say they are working with the superintendent’s cabinet to come up with plan.

“We can assure our communities that Brunswick County Schools will not be looking at Saturdays as an option for these make up days, and we also recognize that because the calendar is really a tool for planning, that a lot of families have already booked vacations or have plans for Spring Break,” district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said.

A New Hanover County Schools spokeswoman says the district hopes to have an answer on its make-up days Tuesday.

State law requires 185 days or 1,025 hours of instruction. Schools are limited on their calendars from there, though, because state law also requires the first day of class be no earlier than the Monday closest to Aug. 26 and the last day no later than the Friday closest to June 11.


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