Makeup days for Semi­nole schools

Orlando Sentinel - - HURRICANE IRMA - Les­lie Postal

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.

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