Wake County school leaders are deviating from their own calendar in terms of announcing potential makeup days should school close Thursday.
Wake says that traditional-calendar students would make up Thursday on Jan. 3. Year-round students would make up the day at some point in January.
But Wake's 2010-11 approved calendar for traditional-calendar schools says the next makeup day that should be used is Dec. 22, the first day of winter break. The schedule lists Jan. 3, the last day of winter break, as the second day that would be used.
The school district says they'd use Jan. 3 "due to the short notice and in order to minimize the impact on families."
Wake pulled the trigger at 5:30 a.m. to close school Thursday. As already noted, Wake is flopping the order of the makeup days so that traditional-calendar students will make up Thursday on Jan. 3 and not Dec. 22. No word yet on when year-round students would make it up in January.
Modified-calendar students will make it up on March 14.
Wake has set Jan. 22 as the make-up day for year-round schools. Here's Wake's explanation for that day:
"Students affected by the school closure are on tracks 2, 3 and 4. January 22 was selected in order to accommodate students who will already be in school on tracks 2 and 3. Students on track 4 are scheduled to start the following Monday, January 24."