Update on Inclement Weather Make-Up Days for 2017-2018 School Year
Posted: January 12th, 2018
Interim Superintendent Michael J. Martirano has announced a change in the designated make-up days for inclement weather school closings for the 2017-2018 school year. Friday, May 18, has been designated as an additional possible make-up day. Students are not scheduled to attend school on that date.
Presidents Day, a state-mandated school holiday, is no longer under consideration as a possible make-up day, because the state expects school systems to exhaust all possible solutions to make up inclement weather closings before requesting a waiver. Other days designated as possible make-up days include April 4, 5 and 6 and June 15, 2018.
A decision on the specific days to be used as make-up days will be made later in the winter, when more information about the total number of days needed will be available. Families, staff and the community will be informed as soon as the final decision is made. Please note that if we have a total of five or fewer inclement weather closing days, the school year will end no later than June 15. If more than five make-up days are needed, HCPSS must work with the state to determine how to make up the additional days within the parameters of the Governor’s executive order, which mandates that school end no later than June 15. Historically, we would request a waiver of the additional make up days, but we do not know how the executive order would impact waiver grants.