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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