Students in Eastern Carolina to make up for snow days

Students in Eastern Carolina to make up for snow days

EASTERN CAROLINA - Last week's snow days may have been fun for kids in Eastern Carolina. But students must soon make up for those days.

Schools officials said students are required to spend a minimum of 1,025 hours in the classroom during the academic year.

Pamlico County Schools Assistant Superintendent Cathy Dunbar said although students have exceeded that minimum requirement, they will still make up the time missed in the classroom.

"We want to make up the hours because we want do the right thing and make it up instructionally," Dunbar said.

NewsChannel 12 has received the schedule of makeup days for Pamlico County High School:

Feb. 17, 2014: Makeup day

March 31, 2014: Makeup day

Feb. 5, 2014: Full day of instruction

March 12, 2014: Full day of instruction

June 10, 2014: Full Day of Instruction

In the event of more snow days in the future, officials with Pamlico County Schools said they will consider adding those days onto the end of the school year.

Jones Senior High School Principal Chris Meadows said he thought the days out of school were for good reason, but also stressed the importance of kids being back in the classroom.

"The ice was terrible on the roads and some of our kids live on some country roads and some back roads," Meadows said. "But I believe they were ready to get back and see their friend and get back and out of the house. We would love to have some of those days waived, but it's a process at this time."

It's a process that will be made with the collaboration of the school district and the state, said Meadows.

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