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Schools running out of snow days

More bad weather may result in eating into summer

Posted: January 10, 2014 - 6:11pm

Students across Faulkner County may have enjoyed an unexpected day at home Thursday, but more severe weather could eat into the beginning of summer vacation.

Conway Public Schools will make up Thursday’s missed day on Good Friday — April 18 — but if any more days are missed they will be added after May 30, according to the Make Up Day Schedule for this school year.

Superintendent Greg Murry confirmed that the first make-up day was used Jan. 6, a second is scheduled for Presidents Day — Feb. 17 — and the third will be Good Friday.

Mayflower Superintendent John Gray said this is the third day Mayflower students have been out this school year due to weather. The previous two are to be made up on Martin Luther Kind Jr. Day — Jan. 20 — and Presidents Day, but no decision has been made about making up Thursday.

“We have one or two days picked out, but it may just be added to the end of the year,” he said.

There is a Mayflower Board of Education meeting Monday where it could be discussed.

Guy-Perkins Superintendent Brian Cossey said as of right now the calendar was approved to take single-day holidays — Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Good Friday and Easter Monday — to make up for the four school days canceled due to weather. After this week’s weather, those days have run out.

“If we miss one more, we’ll have to tack on a day at the end of the year,” he said.

Vilonia Superintendent Frank Mitchell said that May 29 and 30 as well as June 2, 3 and 4 were designated as make-up days.

“The only other days other than weekends that are available the rest of the school year include a Professional Development day which is required, a parent/teacher conference day which is required and five Spring Break days. I can’t see any of those choices being considered unless more than five days are missed,” he said.

Greenbrier schools will add a day to the end of the year, and Mt. Vernon-Enola has snow days already built in they will take advantage of.

Conway Christian School utilized their Cyber Day policy, providing students with assignments electronically to avoid having to make up the day.

(Staff writer Angela Spencer can be reached by email at angela.spencer@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1212. To comment on this and other stories in the Log Cabin, log on to www.thecabin.net. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit)

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