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Schools add 6 make-up days


Fayette County School Corporation has released a plan for making up six days when schools were closed due to weather issues.

The plan includes having students and staff in the schools on what would have been two non-attendance days before the semester ends, according to Scott Collins, school superintendent.

The first is Monday, Feb. 18, which had been planned as a professional development day for staff. Professional development time will be made up outside of the school calendar. The second make-up day is Good Friday on April 19.

“By adding these two make-up days we will be able to finish school for students on Wednesday, May 29, 2019,” Collins wrote in a memo to students, families and staff.

Other make-up days will be Monday, May 6, which had been a built-in make-up day; and Friday, May 24, Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29. Originally, May 24 had been scheduled as the last day for teacher attendance.

Collins said he chose those dates to have the least impact on the school calendar. 

“(W)e considered just adding all days to the end of the school year, which would have a domino effect with CHS graduation, student commitments in June, and the beginning of summer school,” he wrote.

“While I cannot guarantee that we will not have any more missed days, this plan allows us to address the missed days we have already experienced.”

He will present the plan for approval at Tuesday’s school board meeting.