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Beaufort County, other school systems announce makeup days

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - Several school districts have announced their plans to make up snow days.

The Beaufort County school system says scheduled teacher workdays will become instructional days to make up for inclement weather in late January.

February 14, which was originally scheduled as an Early Release Day for students for the purpose of Professional Development, will instead become a full day for students.

The school system will now be in regular session on Monday, February 17 and Monday, March 31 as well. June 6, the last day of school, will become a full day and will not be early release.

All 10 month employees will be contacted regarding plans to make up additional days for their schedules.

Carteret County School officials say the system will make up for the inclement weather last week in the following manner: Add 14 minutes of instructional time to each school day from February 18 through June 5, 2014; Change February 17 from a workday to an early release day; and Change April 18 from an early release day to a full instructional day. Principals at each school will announce how the 14 minutes will be added at their schools by Monday, February 10. March 17 will remain a workday.

Craven County schools says it will make up snow days on February 17 and March 17. They’ll also extend student half days on February 14 and March 14 to full days of instruction to make up for the hours missed because of snow.

Onslow County will use four teacher work days to make up for lost days. Kids now have to attend school on February 17th, April 21st, June 12th, and June 13th. The district is pushing back the scheduled teacher workdays to June 16th through the 19th.

Pitt County school officials announced their plans Tuesday to make up snow days. The school system canceled 4 days of classes last week after our brush with winter weather.
    
State law requires schools be in session at least 1,025 or 185 days.
    
Pitt County's school year runs longer than that, which leaves the district with time in the bank to use. So Pitt will make up 2 of those days, with those banked hours. Schools will make up the other 2 days on March 7th and March 31st, which were originally scheduled to be teacher workdays.

“We discussed all of the options available to us and focused on scenarios that would cause the least inconvenience for everyone involved,” Pitt County Schools Public Information Officer Brock Letchworth said. “Fortunately, our schools have gone above and beyond the required number of hours, and that made this process a little easier. We also appreciate the community’s support during last week’s cancellations and everyone’s understanding that we will continue to make decisions that we feel are in the best interest of our students.”

9 On Your Side spoke with other districts to check their plans.
    
Beaufort County says it could release their plan as early as Wednesday. Lenoir County won't know until the next board meeting, March 10th.

Stay with wnct.com and 9 On Your Side for more details as they become available.
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