Walter G. Byers School and Bruns Academy are continuous learning calendar (CLC) schools with a school calendar that differs from the calendar of traditional schools in the district as it relates to designated teacher workdays and make-up days. When the initial announcement regarding inclement make-up dates were communicated, the days were established to be March 17 and March 28. These dates are not aligned to the approved CLC calendar's designation for make-up days for these two schools. Per the approved calendar, the make-up days are as follows:
Makeup Days: March 27, March 28, March 29, March 30, March 31, April 3, April 4, April 6
For further reference see approved CLC calendar linked here:
The erroneous communication poses some challenges. March 17th was never a designated make-up date. Additionally, March 28th falls two days into the spring intersession. Intersessions are not required workdays or instructional dates for students and staff. Using March 28th as a make-up date would mean students and staff would be out on intersession on March 27th and then be required to report back to work/school on March 28th. This will likely negatively impact attendance on March 28th.
Since the initial communication was inaccurate, there is a need to reset the communication and expectations for the make-up days for these two schools. It is proposed that February 17th and 20th be considered as make-up days. While not originally established as make-up days in the CLC approved calendar, these dates are designated as teacher workdays. Leveraging them as make-up days are a viable option and present a few possible benefits:
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