Marion County Public Schools has announced changes to the school calendar following the cancellation of two days of classes during Hurricane Dorian preparations on September 3 and 4.
October 15, which was previously a teacher in-service day, will become a full day of school. December 11, which was an early release day, becomes a full day of school. And finally, December 20 becomes an early release day of school. Previously, all schools and the entire district were closed this day.
The district recognizes some families have already made other plans, the revised days can be excused absence days if requested by students/parents/families. District hourly-wage employees who missed these two days of work will make up the time based on the above-mentioned changes. Marion County School Board members provided consensus for this make-up plan and are expected to formally approve it during their regularly-scheduled October 8 meeting.