Orlando, Fla. - In anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, many schools in Central Florida had to be closed until later in the week. As a result, students will now have to make up those days, which for some will conflict with their original scheduled vacation time.
For students in Orange County, there are two make up days. One makeup day has been scheduled for November 25th, which is the Monday during the week of Thanksgiving. The last time a makeup day was scheduled during the Thanksgiving week was during Hurricane Irma, which saw an estimated 75,000 students absent that Monday. A spokesperson from the district says many factors go into which days they choose and they only have so many to choose from. The other make up day lands on Friday, October 18th.
For students in Seminole County, their make up days are October 17 and 18th, which were supposed to be a professional development day and teacher work day.
As for students in Osceola and Lake Counties, the districts are working to see if they need to schedule any make-up days.