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Martin County Schools Superintendent Recommends Changing Hurricane Make-Up Days

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Martin County - Monday December 5, 2022: Martin County Schools Superintendent Dr. John D. Millay is recommending changing the Hurricane make-up days from December 19 and 20 to February 6, March 28, and May 3 of next year.

Due to Hurricanes Ian and Nicole, students enrolled in the Martin County School District have missed four days of instruction during the fall semester. In November, the School District announced that two of the four missed days days would be made-up on December 19 and 20.

However in a releases to students, families and staff, Superintendent Millay decided to recommend changing those dates following "many conversations with families, employees and the District’s employee bargaining units, as well as the high volume of planned employee absences that would not be conducive to meaningful instruction for students."

Superintendent Millay will now recommend the School Board’s approval of the following make-up days in the spring semester during the regular Board meeting scheduled for December 13:


February 6, 2023, is currently listed as a Professional Development Day on the 2022-2023 school calendar. Dr. Millay will recommend that school be in session on this date.

March 28, 2023, and May 3, 2023, are currently listed as Early Release Days on the 2022-2023 school calendar. Dr. Millay will recommend that school be in session for full days on both dates.


• Dr. Millay will recommend that the Professional Development Day scheduled for February 6 be rescheduled to May 31, 2023.

• Dr. Millay will recommend that the professional development that would have taken place during the early release days on March 28 and May 3 be rescheduled to June 1, 2023.

“To be successful, our students need every opportunity to experience quality teaching and learning. This is evidence-based and something we wholeheartedly believe in,” Dr. Millay said. “After consulting with our bargaining units’ leaders and in collaboration with our School Board, our school calendar will be revised to reflect instructional makeup days that do not interfere with the valued holiday plans many of our families and employees have made.”

There will be no school or work for students and employees on December 19 and 20. The final day of classes before Winter Break will be December 16. Winter Break will begin Saturday, December 17, and conclude Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

Students will return to school on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.