Explanations for the other options to make-up inclement weather time:
Nash Rocky Mount Public Schools looked at several options before taking a proposal for make-up time to the school board. Our primary goal was to ensure that the instructional time lost was regained, particularly at the high school level, where students began second semester classes on January 22.
In addition to extending school days, the following options were also considered:
Saturday Make-Up Days
The cost to run buses and pay hourly staff overtime creates an unanticipated financial burden for our school districts. Surrounding districts who used Saturday make-up days also reported an attendance rate of less than 50 percent.
Extending the School Year
NC School Calendar law does not allow us to be in attendance beyond June 11 (our last scheduled day this year). In addition, extending the school year would have required moving graduation.
Eliminating Spring Break
Had we used Spring Break to make-up the time as originally planned, there would have been no vacation days between now and the end of the school year for students and staff. We also considered feedback from parents and staff who indicated they have already invested in travel plans for that time.
NRMPS MAKE-UP TIME FOR MISSED SCHOOL
At the March 6 school board meeting, the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education approved a plan to address school days missed due to inclement weather.
Monday April 21 will be a regular school day for students and staff at traditional schools. NRMPS will extend a total of 40 school days by 30 minutes each. The extended school days start on Monday, March 24 and conclude on Friday, May 23, 2014.
This proposal meets the requirements of state law and gives back critical instructional time. It also allows our district to maintain our current schedule including Spring Break, with the exception of losing the one day on April 21.
Adjusted school hours and new student calendars will be posted on our district website by the close of business on Friday, March 7. A letter with more details will be sent home with students no later than Friday, March 14, 2014. Thank you for your patience throughout this process.
CALENDARS FOR THE 2013-14 School Year
- Traditional School Calendar (updated March 10, 2014)
- Early College Calendar (updated February 7, 2014)
- Traditional School Calendar (updated February 4, 2014)
- Early College Calendar (updated October 14, 2013)
Early Release Days/ (Late Arrival Days -NRMECHS)
Parents and Staff should be reminded that the 2013-14 Calendars reflect several additional early release days so that educators can meet their professional development requirements
For Nash Rocky Mount Public Schools, Early Release Days are as follows:
January 15, 16, 17
June 9, 10, 11
For Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School, Late Arrival Days are as follows:
December 17, 18, 19
May 21, 22, 23