Students to Report Feb. 17
February 4, 2014
Please note: This article was originally published on 2/4/2014. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.
CMCSS has used four days for inclement weather as of Feb. 4, which means the first make up day is Feb. 17 (Presidents Day).
There have been many questions about snow days and how they are made up in Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools. Here is the explanation:
The law allows for 13 days to be stockpiled by students. Students stockpile days by going 30 extra minutes. Teachers do not stockpile days.
The district chose years ago, with input from teachers and administrators, to use four of the stockpiled days as staff development which left nine student stockpiled days. A few years ago, again with teacher and administrator input, three early release days were added. This accounts for one more day to be subtracted from the nine which then leaves eight days from the 13. The Board will forgive three days of the eight. Subsequent days would need to be approved by the Board for makeup or not. It is prudent to make up the lost days as teachers have stated that they never have enough time with the students.
Making the days up gives more time for teacher and student interaction and addresses the teachers’ concern of time with students. Student achievement is impacted by student-teacher interaction. In years past we have made up days in a variety of ways and usually that was dependent upon how many were lost and the time of year the inclement weather occurred.
Other school districts do make up the days, but they may not make up all of them and may not have the days allotted for staff development.
Inclement Weather Make Up Plan
The first three days missed will not be made up and will come from stockpiled days. The fourth day missed and subsequent days will be made up as available:
a. January 6, 2014
b. January 3, 2014
c. January 2, 2014
d. February 17, 2014
e. Early release day on February 21 will be converted to a full day with thirty minutes added to eight additional school days to equal one day
f. Add thirty minutes to thirteen school days not to exceed TCAP week
Make up for days missed beyond this plan will be determined as circumstances require.
Date of CMCSS School Board Approval: July 18, 2013