Policy 7550

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ABSENCES DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER   Policy Code:   7550

On a day that employees have the option to report for a workday, but pupils are not required to attend school due to inclement weather, employees have the following options:

  • report to work;
  • take accumulated annual (vacation) leave;
  • take accumulated personal leave, if available (teachers only);
  • take leave without pay;
  • use compensatory leave already accumulated; or
  • make up the time missed.


Certified and exempt classified (not subject to overtime) staff may work from home with the permission of their direct supervisor. Employees may not work from home on days when school is closed for students and staff due to inclement weather.

If an employee elects to make up time, it must be at a mutually agreed upon time between the employee and the immediate supervisor, and it must be when the immediate supervisor is normally working. For 10 month employees, it must be within the regular 10 month employment.

When the school district is closed to staff and students due to inclement weather, the board will consider options for addressing the missed days, giving the greatest weight to how to best maintain the opportunity and environment for student learning.


Legal References: G.S. 115C-84.2, -302.1

Cross References: Emergency Closings (policy 5050)

Adopted: May 19, 1997

Revised: July 9, 2007, June 20, 2011

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