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School board sets make up dates

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The Scrapper Star

Students at Nashville schools will make up days missed due to inclement weather Fri., May 29 and Mon., June 1 through Wed., June 3, Superintendent Doug Graham told the district’s board of education Monday during their regular meeting.

Despite a recent change in state law that allows districts to make up missed days by adding an hour to each school day, Graham said the school’s existing policy is to make up the first two missed days during winter break – which had already passed when winter weather moved through the area – or add them to the end of the year.

According to Graham, the school’s personnel policy committee could not produce a definitive vote on the incremental approach, leading him to recommend following the school’s existing plan. “It was not an overwhelming 90-95 percent vote to add it on,” he said.

As part of the same discussion, board members approved a school calendar for the 2015-16 school year which largely mirrors the one used this year – with the added disclaimer that the incremental approach may be used by the district to make up days missed in future cases of bad weather.