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February 21, 2014

Snow days cost ECC students most spring break

TARBORO — Snow days in January and February equal no spring break for Edgecombe Community College (ECC) students. Since Jan. 1, ECC has missed six full days and four partial days because of inclement weather.

“We are going to take two days from our spring break – March 6 and 7,” said ECC President Dr. Deborah Lamm. “Students will be coming to school on those two days to make up for the missed days.”

March 6 and 7 fall on a Thursday and Friday.

Lamm said March 6 and 7 were the only two make-up days available in the spring semester calendar with the exception of the Friday before Easter (Good Friday) and Easter Monday. She said she thought taking away those two days might present a “hardship” to families.

“We’re going to maintain the couple of days at Easter that they would normally receive,” Lamm said.

The community college president said other ways ECC instructors are making up for the missed time include assigning activities with “a time to complete that activity that’s equal to the time missed,” making online assignments, and adding a few minutes of instruction to each class.

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