Weather makeup days shortening Spring Break



Making up for days lost to weather will cause Pulaski County students at least one day of their Spring Break.

Tom Brewster, Pulaski County Public Schools superintendent, said the schools have three days to make up this year (providing weather improves and no more days are lost).

Graduation is Friday, May 30, but the school board has not officially set the last day of school yet. That will be done at the board’s April meeting.

According to Brewster, proposed plans are to add two more days to the end of the year, Monday and Tuesday, June 2-3, and use one day of Spring Break, April 22, as a make-up day. While May 30 has already been set in stone for graduating seniors, he said the last day can be adjusted for everyone else.

If the proposed schedule is approved, Spring Break (for students, not teachers) is Friday, April 18, through Monday, April 21.



6 Responses to Weather makeup days shortening Spring Break

  1. Heather

    April 1, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Spring break does not usually change!! This is a problem for us because we booked and paid for a family vacation and now they take a day. We’re outraged. Oh well, my kids will just take that day anyway. We’re not changing our plans because pulaski lets kids out of school for flurries.

    • concerned

      April 1, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      Heather, I’m sure you will just call in and say they are sick.

      Spring break has changed several times in the past. This has been an especially long winter and we received more snowfall this year than in the past 5-10 years.

      There are a lot of other things in this world to be outraged about – get a grip on reality – the school doesn’t revolve around your familiy’s vacation even though the school calendar clearly says which days are guaranteed.

    • Good to know

      April 1, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      Oh, you’re the one around whom the world reolves!!!

      • Concerned

        April 1, 2014 at 6:18 pm


    • Va Girl

      April 2, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Heather, maybe where you live there were “flurries”, but try to consider those living at higher elevations who receive more snow, or those in Back Creek. Many of them have to traverse a winding mountain road that is already dangerous in perfect weather just to get to Robinson Tract! The safety of the kids, the teachers/staff, and bus drivers outweighs your precious vacation.

  2. PC Parent

    April 1, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Spring Break can and has changed in the past. This should not come as a surprise to anyone. The school calendar has only the 18th and 21st as guaranteed days and the 22nd listed as a designated make-up day. With the weather that we have had this winter it really isn’t a surprise that they have decided to take this day rather than tack on additional time to the school day or additional days (more than the 2 they have already planned) onto the school year.

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