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Students won’t have to make up snow days


Staff report


Lincoln County Schools will not be required to schedule make up dates for the instruction time lost during Winter Storm Pax.

Heavy snowfall forced the school district to close for three days last week. The school system had closed for two days earlier this winter due to inclement weather. With five school days lost, many wondered whether their weeklong Spring Break would be affected.

In a press release Monday, Lincoln County Schools Superintendent Dr. Sherry Hoyle announced that the missed school days do not need to be rescheduled because the district currently exceeds the state’s minimal requirement of instructional hours. Currently, the calendar law requires a North Carolina school year to consist of 185 days or 1,025 hours.

As of Feb. 17, Lincoln County students have made up two of the five days missed due to inclement weather. If there are any additional days of inclement weather, the district will review options for make-up days at that time.



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