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Polk Schools to Make Up Storm Days

Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 1:53 am

In consultation with the Polk Education Association, Polk County Public Schools will use its six remaining early release days for the 2017-2018 school year to make up instructional time lost due to Hurricane Irma.
“There will be no more early release days for students for the rest of the school year,” said Superintendent Jacqueline M. Byrd. “However, this will spare students, teachers and other employees from having to lose precious time during the holiday seasons, or extending the school year to make up instructional time. We feel this option is the best compromise to keep our students in class without giving up important time with loved ones.”
The scheduled early dismissal days that are now full instructional days are:
Oct. 11, 2017
Nov. 15, 2017
Jan. 24, 2018
Feb. 7, 2018
March 14, 2018
May 16, 2018