Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart released guidance to school districts on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 regarding the instructional hours the district will be required to make up due to Hurricane Irma. The state waived two days and based upon the hours of attendance in Pinellas, the district will need to hold a total of three make-up days during the 2017-2018 school year.
The first make-up day will be Monday, October 16, 2017. It is the first designated hurricane make-up day on the instructional calendar.
Pinellas County Schools will seek a recommendation from the district’s Calendar Committee to determine the two additional make-up days. The committee represents teachers, support staff, administrators, parents and the community. The recommendation regarding the two additional make-up days will be announced by Friday, Sept. 29.
Sept. 21, 2017 — Pinellas County Schools Parent University will be held 8 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 30 at Pinellas Park High School. Parent University is a free workshop that helps parents and caregivers support their children’s academic life in kindergarten through 12th grade. Read article >