The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board voted Tuesday to protect the Presidents’ Day holiday by swapping makeup days, as students prepared to return to a normal schedule Wednesday.
Schools were closed to students Monday and Tuesday, as campuses and roads in northern Mecklenburg County remained icy after a weekend winter storm.
The CMS calendar calls for Feb. 17 to be the makeup for Monday’s closing and Feb. 20, which is Presidents’ Day, to compensate for Tuesday’s snow day. But the district approved a proposal Tuesday that would swap out Jan. 24 for the Presidents’ Day makeup.
Of course, if new storms roll in, additional closings would put Feb. 20 back in play for makeup. After that, the only remaining options on the schedule are a teacher work day on March 31, Memorial Day on May 29 and June 12, the Monday after school is scheduled to end.
Students in the four Project LIFT PreK-8 schools that have alternative calendars have different snow makeup plans than the rest of the district’s 164 schools.