The Cache County School District (CCSD) has announced make-up days for the two days of school students missed earlier this month due to extreme weather conditions. Because state law requires Utah schools to be in session for a minimum of 180 days and 990 hours each year, the district will comply with this regulation by holding classes on Friday, Feb. 17 (Friday schedule), and Monday, Feb. 20 (regular school day schedule). These dates had been previously calendared as no-school days due to a professional development day and the President’s Day holiday, respectively.
CCSD’s Calendar Committee decided on dates for the make-up days based on input from parent and from employee groups.
“Efforts were made,” a CCSD news release explained, “to select make-up days which would have a minimal impact and maximum benefit on family, employee and district calendars. Make-up days will be treated as regular school days, and as always, accommodations will be made for students with parent-excused absences.”
The Calendar Committee’s decision is subject to final approval by the CCSD School Board, which will meet on Feb. 2. The Utah State School Board has agreed to consider offering Utah school districts with extenuating circumstances exceptions to the 180 day, 990 hour requirements on a future meeting agenda.
In related news, Frank Schofield, superintendent of the Logan City School District, will meet with that district’s Calendar Committee on Jan. 23, and should announce make-up days for Logan schools early next week.