Madison County students got an extended winter break thanks to the recent snowstorm. But those days of playing in the snow don’t have to cut into their spring break.
The county school board voted Monday night to make the first two days of spring break — Monday, March 31, and Tuesday, April 1 — optional for students.
“Buses will run and meals will be provided,” said county school superintendent Allen McCannon. “No student is required to attend an intersession day. Attendance will not be taken using our student information system. Students who do not attend are still eligible for perfect attendance. This is day where students can receive academic support, make up missed work, or do enrichment.”
McCannon offered the following instructions for teachers.
“Teachers will document another day (eight hours) in working on instructional or teaching activities in addition to their normal eight hour workday,” he wrote. “This includes parent or staff meetings…Schools and teachers will also communicate with parents about additional academic offerings to be provided at schools to help with students with the days missed. The availability of these sessions may depend on demand.”