Brown’s Blog: Snow Day Makeup Days

Brown’s Blog: Snow Day Makeup Days


hello Davison this is superintendent
Kevin Brown coming to you today in front of Hahn Intermediate School on a very
frigid day we’ve had a lot of those lately
and I thought I would take a few minutes just to talk to you a little bit about a
new feature that we’re introducing here called Brown’s blog as the principle of
Davison high school I used to do a weekly blog for the students and we
thought it might be a good idea if I periodically addressed all of you
through the same type of media I’m here today to talk to you a little bit about
snow days. Snow days seem to be on everybody’s mind and I thought maybe it
would be a good idea if I tried to give you a little bit better understanding
about what’s going to happen now for the remainder of the 2019 school year the
state of Michigan requires all schools are in session for 180 days and 1098
hours they allow up to six days for school to be cancelled due to inclement
weather in addition to the six days normally granted each year by the state
we do have the ability and we have applied for a waiver for an additional
three days of forgiveness that means nine of the 12 cancelled days that we’ve
had this far have been forgiven we are very appreciative that all of you sent
your children to school on February 15th which was a makeup day and that made up
one of those remaining three days that were not forgiven by the state we have
two more days to make up and five days to make up at the middle school because
Davison middle school had been closed due to a power outage back in the fall
and more recently due to some flooding that took place in early February so our
plan is on March 22nd which is currently scheduled as a teacher work day we’re
going to turn that into a but it’s only going to be a half day for
students the second half of the day teachers will be at the buildings doing
professional development that will leave this with one day to make up which we
will probably have to do in or around the May intersession possibly the Friday
before that intersession or during the intersession itself that actual date has
yet to be determined but we do ask that you kind of reserve that time in case we
do need you to send your children to school the middle school because they
have the additional three days are most likely going to have to be in session
during that May intersession we understand that this is an inconvenience
and it was something that was unplanned but we are required to have school and
unless we do it during the May intersession the only other option we
really have would be to add it at the end of the school year and I don’t think
any of us really want to come back and plan on attending school up up until
July so that’s kind of the scoop that’s where we’re at if something happens in
the legislature and they decide to forgive additional time or additional
days we may not have to make those days up but as of right now I think it’s
better to plan on making up a day on the 22nd keep the May intersession open as a
as an option that we may or may not have to use and we will of course communicate
exactly what’s going on as we get more information thank you and I appreciate
your time. Go cards!

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