Pinel­las schools add 2 makeup days

Tampa Bay Times - - Local -

Re­set your cal­en­dars, Pinel­las County par­ents. Two more dates that chil­dren were sup­posed to be off from school are now back as makeup days for time missed dur­ing Hur­ri­cane Irma. The new school days are Jan. 8 and March 12. A com­mit­tee of par­ents, staff and oth­ers rec­om­mended the dates af­ter re­view­ing sev­eral pos­si­bil­i­ties. The dis­trict had pre­vi­ously an­nounced that Oct. 16 would be a makeup day. School dis­tricts are man­dated by law to pro­vide 720 hours of ele­men­tary school in­struc­tion and 900 hours of se­condary in­struc­tion each aca­demic year. Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sioner Pam Ste­wart waived 10 hours, or two days, to help dis­tricts re­cover from Irma. If they missed more, though, they had to find the time in their cal­en­dars.

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