Makeup days for Seminole schools
The Seminole County school district will welcome students back Monday, then make up four days lost to Hurricane Irma by holding classes on what were meant to be student holidays. The district will be open for students Oct. 16-17, Dec. 22 and March 16. Most of those days were student holidays but “teacher workdays.” Seminole schools were closed Friday and have been closed all this week after Irma pounded the area, knocking power out on many campuses, damaging some school roofs, and tossing tree debris on driveways and sidewalks. The district doesn’t need to make up all six days because it had enough time built into its schedule to meet state rules that require a certain number of “instructional minutes” per school year. Other local school districts, including Orange County, have not yet announced make-up days. Superintendent Barbara Jenkins has said the district did not need to make up the first two days lost to Irma.