School System to Make-up Snow Day on March 5th

February 24, 2010
Dwayne Page
Mark Willoughby

DeKalb County Schools have been closed twelve days due to winter weather this school year, one day more than the eleven "snow days" allotted in the school calendar. So DeKalb County Schools will be open on Friday, March 5th, weather permitting, to make up that extra day missed.

Director of Schools Mark Willoughby says March 5th was originally designated in the school calendar as a "stockpile" or professional development day and students were to be out of school. By having school on March 5th, schools will still close for the summer on time, provided no more days are missed this winter.

Eleven days are built into the school calendar each year for "snow days" or inclement weather and two days are included for so called "stockpile" or professional development days. On the stock pile days, students do not attend. One of the stockpile days has already been used and the other was scheduled for Friday, March 5th.

State law requires students to be in school a certain number of days each year.

The remaining school calendar calls for students to be off again for spring break March 29th to April 2nd

Students will not attend on Friday, May 21. That will be an administrative day and all teachers must attend.. The last day of school will be Saturday, May 22nd. That will be an abbreviated school day and report cards will be sent home.

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