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Good Friday makeup for snow

Students in Pike County Schools may have enjoyed their day in the snow last Friday, but those students now know when they will have to make that day up.

The makeup day will be April 2, this after the Pike County Board of Education set the makeup date at its meeting Monday night.

April 2 had been previously set aside for observance of Good Friday, but Superintendent Mark Bazzell said the board had few options to consider for the makeup date.

“Because of the timing of the day, there are not a lot of options as it pertains to making the day up,” Bazzell said. “We could put it during the time currently scheduled for Spring Break, but I know there would be several parents who would call and say they had hotel reservations. We will probably get plenty of phone calls on this date as well, but we’re going to make the day up on April 2, which was formerly set aside for honoring Good Friday.”

According to Bazzell, Pike County Schools’ makeup date should be in line with the eventual makeup date that will be set by Troy City Schools.

“I talked with Dr. Linda Felton-Smith of Troy City Schools, and she indicated that she would make the same recommendation to their board as well,” Bazzell said.

Also discussed at the meeting was the possibility of a dual-enrollment program between Pike County High School and Enterprise-Ozark Community College.

No agreement has been reached, but the program in question would enable students at Pike County High School to graduate with both a high school diploma and a two-year associate degree in applied sciences and business administration.

“We are working with EOCC just trying to put together something that would be an opportunity for our students at Pike County,” Bazzell said.

“Nothing is finalized, but if we can out hammer out the issues, it could be a very positive thing for our students.”