NEW INFO: No Holiday For Pitt, Edgecombe & Greene County Schools

There's a high level of absenteeism Monday as several school systems in Eastern Carolina forgo the Memorial Day holiday in favor of snow makeup days.

This is a school makeup day for Pitt, Edgecombe and Greene County schools, after students missed classes during the snow storm back in March.

Pitt County School officials say this is not a full day of classes.
Students will be released three hours earlier than their normal dismissal time.

Although in Greene County, administrators say students will stay in class for a full day.

In Edgecombe County, though exact figures are not yet available, attendance is well below average.

At Farmville Middle School in Pitt County, almost half of the students didn't show up. Those that did learned lessons on Memorial Day and had a picnic on the school lawn.

The Pitt county Board decided Memorial Day will not be a make up day option on the calendar for the 2010-2011 school year since parents were upset by this decision to have school on Memorial day.


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  • by ArmyMedic Location: ENC on Jun 14, 2010 at 06:54 AM
    I think the voice never had the physical ability to enter into the Armed forces and therefore only finds that the VOICE is able to put down the military. If you actually look at it, Memorial day was developed and implemented for those that DIED for our country in combat operations, not the living veterens. There is a day in November for the VEterans. But either way, I wish I could get with Army/Navy Vet and strangle some of the posters on here. BUT enjoy your FREEDOM OF SPEECH, you ingrate.
  • by Army/NavyVet Location: Pitt Co on Jun 2, 2010 at 03:03 PM
    I don't agree with using Memorial Day as a school make up day. But I do thank the schools for being creative and making the day about remembering fallen Vets. The students probably learned more on the subject that way.
  • by Army/NavyVet Location: Pitt Co on Jun 2, 2010 at 02:56 PM
    Voice (of the few) In nauti1's defence, it's hard to type when what you really want is to reach through your computer screen and choke the living $#!? out someone as spoiled and thankless as you are. Nobody asks anybody to bow down to anyone. All I ever hope for is fellow Americans to be Americans and stand proud and say "Thank you" to Veterans. If you ever saw the gratitude and relief on peoples faces after pushing rapist, murderers and child molesters out of their town you would understand how good we have it in the US. You would also understand how different life would be if US and Allied Veterans had not stood up to the worlds transgressors. If you don't like my spelling/grammer you can kiss my muddy, bloody boot. I'll hold it up so you don't have to bow down.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jun 1, 2010 at 03:59 PM
    "The Voice", sounds like a 1960's hippie news paper, and also spouts the same message.
  • by Because you served on Jun 1, 2010 at 08:43 AM
    Just because you served in the military doesn't make you a war hero. It doesn't make you smarter than everyone else. It doesn't make you above criticism. It makes you a brave person- but still a person.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 1, 2010 at 06:35 AM
    To Voice Exactly what do you mean "You heroes are all the same"? I don't care if a soldier can type or spell, their life is on the line so that you have the freedom to disrespect them. Apparently you never served or you wouldn't have made the comments that you did
  • by The Voice on Jun 1, 2010 at 04:02 AM
    nauti1, apparently your service did not give you much of an education judging by your typing and grammar skills. Go back to watching "Saving Private Ryan" and repost when you complete Grammar 101. You "heroes" are all the same.
  • by mom Location: washington, nc on Jun 1, 2010 at 02:59 AM
    I believe no matter which day was a make-up students would still miss. Our make-up day will be June 10 the day after the original last day of school. Already I have heard of parents saying their child will not be there that day.
  • by Endurance Swimmer Location: Greenville on May 31, 2010 at 11:06 PM
    Dave, you're so right! Retired military, I agree with you as well. My uncle served in Vietnam, and thank goodness he came back with no injuries or worse. My hat goes off to all the servicemen/women on Mem. Day!
  • by Upset on May 31, 2010 at 09:41 PM
    To PCS teacher I don't work at Rose and I took the day off!!! I know many friends at other schools who took the day off!!! Get your facts straight before you pick on one school!!!
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