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School board approves plan for missed school days

School board approves plan for missed school days

Photo: Clarksville Now

Lee Erwin reporting
lerwin@clarksvillenow.com

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – In a special session Tuesday, March 18, the Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board voted that students do not have to make up four of the five remaining days of the school year that have been missed because of bad weather.

The school board had already approved a plan that the first three days missed in the school year would not be made up and would come from student stockpiled days. The plan also called for the fourth and following days to be made up using specific days in the school calendar, if available.

The fourth inclement weather day missed was made up on Presidents’ Day, February 17. Since that date, students have missed five more days of school. One of those five days will be made up by adding 30 additional minutes to 13 school days which will take place between April 7 and April 24.

Director of schools, Dr. B.J. Worthington spoke to the board about the decision to forgive the four missed days and added that the recommendation was not to use the days of spring break or to extend the school year.

Also at the meeting the school board approved a resolution for plans for the new 842 student capacity Oakland Elementary School. The school board’s resolution is expected to be presented to the Montgomery County Commission at their meeting April for their consideration.

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