School’s fall break cut short

Published 8:45 pm Thursday, October 9, 2008

School will be closed Monday for fall break, but students and teachers will return to class on Tuesday after a recent change to the school’s calendar made by the Chilton County Board of Education.

The original school calendar had students being out both Monday and Tuesday, but those plans were altered last month when the school board decided to make up a missed day on Tuesday. Schools were forced to cancel classes in August for one day after Tropical Storm Fay caused severe weather during a school day.

School Superintendent Keith Moore believes it was better to make up the day now rather than use the inclement weather day on the day before Thanksgiving.

“Many families use the day before Thanksgiving for traveling to be with their relatives,” he said. “The board and I felt like it was better for everyone if we just used the second day of fall break instead of November 26.”

Moore said this way would also allow the school system to have another inclement weather day this semester to use.

“I hope we never have to use it, but you never know what the weather is going to do,” he added.