Explanation of Stockpiled Days
State law permits school systems to “bank” or “stockpile” instructional days by extending the regular student day. Normally students are required to attend school 6.5 hours per day and teachers are required to work 7.5 hours per day. Robertson County students attend school 7 hours per day which allows us to stockpile a total of 13 days for other purposes. The joint calendar committee recommends to the Board how these days will be used.
Stockpiling allows a school system to have days in reserve for inclement weather or for staff development. Here's how that works for the 2011-2012 school year.
Stockpiled Staff Development Days
There are four stockpiled days designated for non-weather related purposes in 2012-2013. They are:
- Parent-Teacher Conferences -- September 17, 2012
- Curriculum Planning -- January 4, 2013
- Parent-Teacher Conferences -- February 11, 2013
- Early Release Days (one day divided four ways where students are dismissed 90 minutes early so teachers can participate in collaborative planning)
- September 19, 2012
- November 28, 2012
- March 5, 2013
- April 3, 2013
Stockpiled Inclement Weather Days
This leaves nine days that can be used for inclement weather. Inclement weather days taken so far this year:
- Wednesday, January 16, 2013
- Friday, January 25, 2013
Additionally, Westside Elementary missed Tuesday, December 4, 2012, due to a water leak.