The Jackson County and Jefferson City school systems have selected their inclement weather days — after both districts cancelled classes for five days last week due to a winter storm.
The Jackson County School System will not touch its Spring Break vacation days in April, when the district had initially earmarked those days as potential inclement weather make-up days on the 2010-2011 school year calendar.
Instead, students will make-up four days from the winter storm and teachers will get a fifth day added as a post-planning day at the end of the school year.
The Georgia Department of Education allows school systems to have four weather inclement days without requiring them to make them up later in the school year.
For the Jackson County School System, students will be in class on Friday, Feb. 18 and Monday, Feb. 21; and Monday, March 14-15. All of the days had initially been planned as vacation days. Students will not have to make-up the fifth day that was taken because of the winter storm.
Teachers in the Jackson County School System will have an additional day of post-planning in May.
Also, the board of education announced on Thursday that it will post its proposals for the 2011-2012 school year calendar on its website — www.jackson.k12.ga.us — for public comments.
The Jefferson City School System has also picked its snow make-up days — spread across several months during the remainder of the school year.
Those snow make-up days will be Thursday and Friday, Feb. 17-18 (once planned as vacation days); Friday, April 1 (a formerly scheduled furlough day); and Thursday and Friday, May 5-6 (once scheduled furlough or weather make-up days).
For more information, see the Jan. 26 edition of The Jackson Herald.