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Pinellas doesn't need to make up school day lost Friday to Hurricane Matthew



Pinellas County is the first school district in the Tampa Bay area to determine that it won't need to make up school time lost Friday to Hurricane Matthew.

In an email sent to district staff, Paula Texel, the school district's assistant superintendent of human resources, said the district still has the required amount of instruction hours for the entire year. Friday was the third school day lost to weather-related events this year after Hurricane Hermine forced Tampa Bay school districts to cancel two school days in September.

Texel said the district is working with high school principals to ensure the required number of instructional hours for semester classes will also be met. 

All district employees, including administrators, instructional, co-teachers and support who were scheduled to work Friday will be paid. This does not include substitutes. 

Once we hear what the school districts in Pasco, Hillsborough, Hernando and Citrus counties plan to do, we'll update this blog post. 

[Last modified: Monday, October 10, 2016 11:57am]


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