JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With students back in school after missing classes because of Hurricane Irma, many parents are wondering when their children will need to make up the missed time.
Some area districts missed a week of school because of the storm and its aftermath.
Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart announced last month that school districts that closed because of Irma can waive two of the closure days.
Several area school districts had “hurricane” days built into their calendars already or are waiving additional days, so the number of days students will have to make up is reduced for those districts.
Below are the make-up dates for each area district that has announced them.
Duval County approved a plan at the Oct. 3 School Board meeting for making up missed school days: Feb. 2 (a previous weather day) will now be a full instructional day and then six early dismissal days will be converted to full school days (Nov. 1, Nov. 15, Jan. 17, Feb. 28, March 14 and May 16).
St. Johns County: Monday, Oct. 16; Friday, Nov. 10
Flagler County: Monday, Oct. 16.
Putnam County: Tuesday, Oct. 17; Wednesday, Nov. 22; Tuesday, Jan. 9
Baker County: No hurricane dates added, but seven early release days, not including the Friday before Christmas break and the last day of school, will convert to regular school days to make up the missed time. The school days affected are Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Feb. 14, March 7, March 30, and May 11.
Columbia County: Already made up one day (Monday, Sept. 18). No more makeup days.
Union County: No makeup dates.
Ware County: No makeup dates.
Brantley County: Makeup day Tuesday, Oct. 10, and Wednesday, Dec. 20, changed to full school day.
News4Jax will update this article as information is released from other districts in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.