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Palm Beach County school district approves 3 make-up days for Irma

Posted at 11:06 AM, Sep 26, 2017

School board members unanimously approved three previously scheduled professional development days for teachers as make up days for Hurricane Irma, according to the School District of Palm Beach County.

The three days are:

  • Oct. 16
  • Nov. 3 
  • Jan. 8, 2018

All Palm Beach County schools were closed seven school days to prepare for and clean up after Irma. 

Two of the days were waived by Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart. The District will have met the instructional requirements without the additional two school days lost to Irma.

The decision to make up the days was made after consulting with an advisory group of principals, teachers and other community stakeholders. 

St. Lucie County

A half day that was scheduled for Sept. 27 will now be a regular day.  On Oct. 27, a scheduled student holiday day will now be a regular day.

Indian River County

Indian River County Schools missed seven days because of Irma. After a meeting Tuesday night, school officials said they will make up three missed days on Nov. 22, Dec. 21 and April 2, 2018.

Okeechobee County

School officials say students should plan to attend classes on Nov. 20 and Nov. 21 to makeup two days missing by Irma. If the Commissioner of Education waives the statutory requirement, the calendar will be adjusted. Officials said they will post the finalized calendar and send a notification home when the calendar adjustments are finalized.

Martin County

No decision has been made on makeup days.