Clarke and Oconee Schools Announce Plans for Snow Makeup Days

25 February 2014

ATHENS - School officials in Clarke and Oconee County announce tentative make-up plans for days lost due to winter storms this year.

Oconee students lost six days of instruction in all while Clarke students lost five. Subject to approval, Clarke won’t have to make up any of the lost days.

However, employees in Clarke County will have to make up at least two of the five days, according to school officials. They will not have to make up the other three days because “employees already work well beyond normal business hours,” according to an announcement from Clarke County Superintendent Philip Lanoue.

In Oconee County, students will make up two of the lost days if the Oconee Board of Education approves the plan. Oconee County already made up one day on February 18, while the other makeup day is scheduled for March 14. March 14 was originally scheduled to be a teacher work day. As for the other four days missed, students will not have to make them up.

Under state law and a resolution passed by the state Board of Education last week, school districts don’t have to make up the lost days, but can choose to make up some or all of them.

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