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Kevin Spradlin


The three days of school students missed out on last week will be made up, Richmond County Schools officials announced Tuesday at the Board of Education’s regular public meeting in Hamlet.

Students missed last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday after approximately two inches of snow fell Tuesday night into Wednesday morning — and quickly turned area roadways to sheets of ice.

As temperatures warmed into the 60s on Friday, an abbreviated schedule was used Saturday to make up one of the lost days. The board formally approved Feb. 1 as a student day despite its abbreviated, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. schedule. That left two days to find available dates on the academic calendar.

Board members discussed Tuesday night that students should plan on attending school on two days previously scheduled as staff development days. Those days, both Wednesdays, are Feb. 12 and March 26.

Officials noted that staff worked to preserve the Good Friday holiday and the week of Spring break.

In Richmond County receives additional weather that cancels classes, officials said the plan is to have school on the Saturday of the same week of the inclement weather day if weather permits.

Thursday, Jan. 30 was retroactively changed to an optional teacher work day. Should a teacher not have annual leave available, or wish to bank this annual leave day, teachers may opt to work on June 16 to make up the day.

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