The Wake County school system is sticking with the decision to cut into spring break for Tuesday’s snow day while leaving open how it would handle future cancellations.
Students on the traditional calendar, modified calendar and three early colleges will lose part of their spring break to make up for Tuesday. That’s produced a number of tweets pleading for a change for traditional-calendar schools to either use June 9 or to convert two remaining early release days into full days.
With schools potentially being closed again on Wednesday, Wake issued this statement Tuesday:
“Wake County school leaders will review all school calendars and the options for makeup days once it is safe for schools to reopen. The schools operate on more than a half dozen different academic calendars from staggered year-round schedules to early college programs. All must be considered when making calendar adjustments.”
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But Lisa Luten, a Wake schools’ spokeswoman, said that statement doesn’t affect the announced makeup days for Tuesday. Instead it means it’s not automatic that a Wednesday snow day would result in traditional-calendar students having class on June 9 and year-round students going on Feb. 28.