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Pender County schools announce snow make-up days

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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Pender County school officials decided on how to make up missed days because of the snow storm last week.

The Pender County School board said schools will use a teacher workday, and two days of its spring break.

Traditional Calendar
Student make-up days
March 10 – Previously a staff workday
April 14-15 – Previously staff/student vacation days
June 13 – Previously a staff workday

Staff make-up days
February 1, June 17

Penderlea School - Year Round Calendar
Student make-up days
March 10 - Previously a staff workday
March 24, 25 – Previously intercession
April 17 – Previously a staff/student vacation day

Staff make-up days
February 1, March 24-25

Pender Early College High School
Student make-up days
March 5 - Previously a staff/student vacation day
April 17 - Previously a staff/student vacation day
May 30 - Previously a staff workday
June 2 - Previously a staff workday
Staff make-up days
February 1, June 4

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Solution....

Don't book a vacation during the school year! All school calendars are subject to change based on weather conditions, etc. The state mandates how many days/hours students must complete during the year. They also require a certain number of continuing education days for teachers. They also set the earliest and latest days students can be in school. And yes, apparently some Brunswick County Parents need to be retrained (not reprogrammed as you stated Guest2020). When parents start hollering for savings to keep teaching positions or to provide a School Resource Officer, they only want those savings if it doesn't inconvenience them. You all sound like a bunch of those whiny Liberals you're always complaining about.

No, we don't need to be

No, we don't need to be retrained. We need to be heard and the school board doesn't listen. A few weeks ago, I was behind a school bus that was letting a small child off at 6:30 pm. It is absolutely ridiculous for children to be getting home from school that late. What they need to do is to trim the fat where staffing is concerned. How many vice principals do these schools really need? I have nothing against kids learning Spanish in elementary school, but it is a waste of money when the lessons are the same every year. My daughter was getting the lame lessons rehashed in fifth grade that she had in kindergarten. And when I was growing up, there were no such things as teacher's assistants. And the education was a lot better.

Was the education really better when you were growing up???

Guest2020...By reading most of your posts, I seriously question whether education was a lot better when you were growing up.

What......

What in the world, I can't believe this. There were other viable options that surrounding districts utilized, yet PCS decides to go against what the community wants and take away spring break. My kids will not be there because like many others, we used the calendar as a planning tool and planned a vacation. Big thanks to Mr. Roper and Mr. George for going with what the community wanted. If Sholar were here, we would not have lost Spring Break. Just another example of how the current superintendent and central office administration does not care about what the community or teachers want. Morale is already low in the district because of the demands placed on the teachers by Cobb and her staff and the state and now this. I can't blame my kids' teachers if they get upset by this decision and not work those days or jump ship to a district that uses common sense in making a decision or pays a higher supplement. Very frustrating.

I agree. Mine will NOT be

I agree. Mine will NOT be there either. We are giving a schedule in August and I plan vacations around that.... maybe if the majority of loss are not there maybe they will think twice the next time

I feel your pain

With most educators, it quit being about the kids a long time ago. Although the right decision was made here in Brunswick County, our officials have a history of not caring about what the parents want. A couple of years we overwhelmingly voted against staggered schedules. Last year the survey they sent out only asked us to choose which schools started late. Our superintendent, Pruden, actually said in a school board meeting that the parents need to be reprogrammed. What an arrogant jerk!

pender county could not

pender county could not follow the makeup days adapted by all the surrounding counties WHY? Many families have already planned, booked and paid for vacations during Spring break. I for one wont be sending mine to school during Spring break as our trip is non refundable... There goes her perfect attendance...