Change In Memorial Day Snow Day Make Up Policy For Next Year

In just three weeks, students in one school district will spend the Memorial Day holiday in class as a snow make up day from March.

But May 31st will no longer be an option if this happens again, next year.

The Pitt County School Board decided at their April meeting that due to the negative feedback, Memorial Day will not be an option on the calendar for the 2010-2011 school year.

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  • by OH ME on Jun 2, 2010 at 07:55 AM
    My KIDS STAYED HOME. SUE me B. REEP or replace her.
  • by Teacher Location: Winterville on May 13, 2010 at 04:37 AM
    Protected Teacher Workdays by definition cannot be used for anything but allowing teachers to work in their classrooms planning, completing grades, etc. It would have to be called an optional teacher workday/make-up day.
  • by Parent Location: Snow Hill on May 12, 2010 at 06:38 AM
    PO'd Teacher, I was not referring to EOG's when talking about Memorial day. That was just a side note that I decided not to get into. As I had stated earlier, my kids go to Greene county schools. Neither of them have ever been taught anything about Memorial day except at home. As a parent, I take full responsibility to ensure that my kids know about things like that. Just like Veteran's day. We always go to the local service to honor our Veterans. GC will be in school all day. I don't understand why they can't go just a half day but it doesn't matter because my kids won't be there. Again, none of my comments were directed toward teachers. I strongly believe that administation sometimes hinders the role of teachers. It's very sad. Anonymous, isn't a great percentage of our history based on ethnic diversities? That by no means is an excuse for it to not be taught.
  • by My Point was... on May 12, 2010 at 05:59 AM
    To: A Mom, my point is shift the schedule... if the 10-14 are protected teacher workdays then 11-15 should be protected teacher workdays and the 10th would be free for the students to make up the missed day!
  • by PO'd Teacher Location: Greenville on May 11, 2010 at 08:58 PM
    Many of you that have commented need to get your facts straight. EOG's will be done and over when this day arrives. In fact, word has come down from central office, that we are not to teach anything BUT lessons about Memorial Day, the importance of this day, and how the bravery of these men and women, in which many lost their lives, have allowed us the freedom we have today. People, GROW UP!!!! It is a half day. If it is such an issue, don't send your child to school, go to the beach or have your picnic. Personally, I go to the beach every year on this holiday and I DO celebrate this day at the beach and honor those that have fought for our country. This year, however, my request was denied. Unlike you, I have to be at school so that the students that will be attending that day will have someone to teach and guide them in the journey of this most honorable day in history. GOD BLESS to all those that are to be honored on that 31st day of May.
  • by Anonymous on May 11, 2010 at 07:55 PM
    Unions are not allowed in NC. Therefor, there is no teacher's union. I wish there were.911 can't be taught due to ethnic diversities. It's hard enough to get the students to stand when the pledge is said. A very sad state of affairs.
  • by Pitt Co Resident Location: Pitt Co on May 11, 2010 at 07:04 PM
    Hey People: Stop slamming the teachers. First of all, this isn't their doing. Secondly, there's not enough money in the world that could get me to teach day in and day out to teach some of these children. So show a little respect and put the blame where the blame is due. Teachers: thanks for all you do and I'm sorry you have to go to work that day.
  • by C Location: Greenville on May 11, 2010 at 06:31 PM
    After all is said and done, did the BOE think about the fact that daycares are closed on memorial day, afterschool care is closed on memorial day, kids get off a half of day, but we were told that teachers had to work the full day. I guess in order to work on that day, I will have to pay someone to watch my children May 31st on top of daycare fees I already pay. If workdays are so important, then March 29th should have been a school day and May 31st could have been turned into a workday. That way, annual leave could have been used. We only get to us it when students are not in school. I guess other counties are breaking the law, because they used up all workdays before taking away Memorial Day!!!!
  • by Teacher on May 11, 2010 at 06:16 PM
    I think there will be SIX early release days in next year's calendar. For the love of life, please take them away and just leave me alone and let me teach. Instead, we have to be taught by the "instructional coach" so we'll know what to do!! Does this make any sense?
  • by The Voice on May 11, 2010 at 05:13 PM
    Anonymous at 1:15PM, very well put.

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