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Make-Up Days Will Not Be Needed Due to Hurricane Matthew

October 19, 2016

Polk County Public Schools will not require make-up days due to Hurricane Matthew.

Earlier this month, schools were closed for two days due to weather conditions associated with the storm. In addition, some of our schools were used as shelters.

Staff has carefully reviewed our instructional time within the 2016-2017 school calendar. After this analysis, we have determined that enough instructional time has been built within the calendar so that make-up days will not be necessary.

We have advised the Florida Department of Education that we will not require make-up days.