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Makeup days to be discussed

With Halifax County Public Schools on the verge of needing to mark makeup days on their calendar, Halifax County School Board members are expected to discuss and suggest possible days during their meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Mary Bethune office complex in Halifax.

Director of Elementary Education/Professional Development Linda Owen is slated to offer suggestions for possible makeup days to the board. 

Previously, Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon said two dates that had been considered are President’s Day on Feb. 17 and a teacher workday on March 17. 

The school system has 10 days built into its calendar that can be missed for inclement weather, and so far students have missed eight days. 

The 10 days are built into the school calendar by students and faculty exceeding the minimum number of instructional hours required by the state.

As of Feb. 3, the superintendent said those were the only two dates that had been discussed or considered. 

In other new business, outgoing Director of Maintenance and Operations Larry Roller is expected to request permission to hold a surplus sale. 

Director of Finance Jay Camp will discuss a payroll deduction for YMCA dues, and Herndon will discuss professionally managed services for food service and a bus shop fuel tank upgrade. 

Camp also is slated to give a financial report, seek payment of bills and approval for facilities’ use. 

Several recognitions are scheduled to take place at tonight’s meeting including the superintendent recognizing school board members during Virgnia School Board Association School Board Member Appreciation Month. 

Chairman Kim Farson also is expected to recognize Clerk of the Board Robin Mahan as part of Virginia School Board Association School Board Clerk Recognition Week.  

Prior to adjourning, board members are slated to go into closed session to discuss personnel and legal consultations.