During the Jan. 24 Clover School Board meeting, board members discussed different possibilities for school make-up days in the event of more inclement weather. As a result of the snowstorm that covered most of the area early in January, students missed a total of three days.
The district plans to use the three days built in to the calendar to make up missed school days. These days are Feb. 21, Mar. 18 and May 30. Each school year’s calendar is decided a year in advance, and according to state policy, it must contain three scheduled makeup days.
Due to the fact that the recent snowstorm came early in the winter season, there is a chance for more inclement weather to occur before spring arrives. A request has been made to local legislators to propose a bill that would excuse additional missed school days due to weather for the remainder of the school year.
If this request is not granted the next step the board will take is to ask for approval to extend the length of the school day for 15 minutes for 24 days for every day missed. This will give teachers additional instructional time in the classroom equivalent to a full day of school.
As a last resort, the board will designate days during spring vacation, which are the only open days left to use in the 2010-2011 calendar.