Haywood County Schools will be closed on Friday, January 19, 2018.  It will be an Optional Teacher Workday.  The extremely cold temperatures this fall and winter have resulted in delayed melting of snow and ice.  This has extended school closure periods after winter weather events.

Friday, January 19, 2018 is the eighth (8th) missed school day for the current school year.  Haywood County Schools has a ten-year average of eight (8) missed days.  When planning the annual school calendar, the school system plans for an average number of inclement weather days (8).  When that number is reached, school calendar management becomes more difficult.

At this point, the school system has used all available optional workdays for inclement weather make up.  Tuesday, January 23rd is now a regular school day.  High School End-of-Course, Career Technical Education (CTE), and other Final Exams will continue when students return to school.

There is one annual leave day remaining at the end of the calendar that may be used as a make up day.  The inclement weather make up plan also calls for the use of Memorial Day, days during Spring Break and “no days” that extend the school year.  As we move through the remainder of this winter, we will continue to explore all reasonable and viable options including items listed above and the possibility of waiving days while maintaining a minimum of 1,025 instructional hours as required by law.

Contact:          Dr. Bill Nolte, Associate Superintendent

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