2015-2016 School Calendars
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.