Manatee students to make up day lost to Hurricane Matthew


BRADENTON, Fla. (Manatee County School District) — To make up the school day lost to Hurricane Matthew, the School Board voted to make Monday, October 24, 2016, a full day of school for students, instead of a day off for students and an In-service Day for teachers as originally scheduled.

The School District had to close all schools on Friday, October 7, 2016, because local and state emergency management officials asked the school district to open five schools for shelters during Hurricane Matthew.

The School District had already lost two days of school (Sept. 1-2) due to Hurricane Hermine. On September 27, 2016, the School Board approved the following measures to make up those two lost days:

  • Remove October 5, 2016 as a Professional Learning Early Release (Students will attend a full day)
  • Remove December 7, 2016 as a Professional Learning Early Release (Students will attend a full day)
  • Adjust the start of winter break and end the first semester on December 22, 2016, instead of December 21, 2016 (Student and Staff make-up day)
  • Winter Break will start on Friday, December 23, 2016

In addition, at last night’s meeting the School Board approved the following revisions to the 2016-2017 Academic Calendar:

  • Monday, December 19, 2016, will be a full day of School for all students, not an early release day for high school students as originally planned.
  • Thursday, December 22, 2016 will be a half day for high school students.
  • The last day for Teachers and Paraprofessional will be a District In-Service Day on Friday, June 2, 2017. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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