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BCS board discusses hurricane damage, make-up days

The Brunswick County Schools Board of Education met on Tuesday. (Source: WECT) The Brunswick County Schools Board of Education met on Tuesday. (Source: WECT)
BOLIVIA, NC (WECT) -

While several schools in Brunswick County suffered damage due to Hurricane Matthew, the members of the Brunswick County Schools Board of Education were quick to acknowledge how lucky the county was compared to some of its neighbors.

"I've been in four different counties working over the last week," board member Charles Miller said. "Never in my career -- 28 years -- have I seen anything like it."

Executive Director of Operations Sue Rutledge discussed the damage suffered by Brunswick County schools with board members during an operations committee meeting Tuesday.

According to Rutledge, the total cost to repair damage to schools caused by Hurricane Matthew was $18,906.

The largest amounts were spent on repairs at West Brunswick High School, Union Elementary and Waccamaw School. Damage to the baseball field and practice facility as well as a vinyl fence led to $4000 worth of repairs at West Brunswick. Several schools suffered from roof leaks and had trees knocked down.

The board also discussed how it would make-up days missed due to the storm. Dr. Deanne Meadows, assistant superintendent and chief academic officer, presented a plan where two half days for students would become full days, while an annual leave day on Feb. 24 and two workdays would become school days. The board voted for the make-up plan contingent on any action by the General Assembly in reference to missed school time by students in several counties in the state due to the storm.   

Make-up days:

  • Oct. 28, 2016 - Early release eliminated. Note: Full school day for students.
  • Jan. 23, 2017 - Teacher workday becomes a student day. Note: Workday will be moved to June 15, 2017.
  • Feb. 24, 2017 - Annual leave day becomes a student day. Note: Annual leave day will be moved to Oct. 11, 2016. The 10 annual leave days designated in the school calendar must be taken by 10 and 11 month employees.
  • Feb. 27, 2017 - Teacher workday becomes a student day. Note: Workday will be moved to June 16, 2017.
  • March 31, 2017 - Early release eliminated. Note: Full school day for students.

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