Metro Schools got a waiver for snow days. Here is the plan for make-up days.
This post is from the 2014-15 school year.
Metro Schools has applied for and been granted a waiver from the Tennessee Department of Education to forgive two school days missed for inclement weather. This means the district will not have to make up two days missed during the winter weather state of emergency in Tennessee. Because of the unusual winter weather this year, the district used five more inclement weather days than were allotted. With the waiver forgiving two of those days, that leaves three days left to be made up.
All Metro schools will be open March 18-20 for regular school days. These days were originally scheduled for intersession, but now will be used as make-up days. Now that the district was been granted a waiver, May 28-29 will not be used as make-up days and will instead mark the beginning of summer break. The last day of school is May 27.
When the 2014-15 district calendar was approved and published in September 2013, it included five built-in days for inclement weather and another more days listed as potential make-up days. This year, Metro Schools have been closed for ten days due to inclement weather. The weather this year has been particularly difficult, and missing this many days is unusual. It has only happened twice in the last ten years, including days missed for the 2010 flood.
Next year’s district calendar also includes five built-in days for inclement weather and another six days listed as potential make-up days. Calendars for both this year and next are available on MNPS.org.
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