The Shelby County School Board voted unanimously Thursday to extend the school year until June 8, with graduation currently scheduled for Saturday, June 12. The last day for staff would be June 9.
Four members of the board - Doug Butler, Eddie Mathis, Alan Phillips and Brenda Jackson - voted for the later closing date. Board member Sam Hinkle was absent from the meeting.
This decision sparked a lively discussion on The Sentinel-News' Facebook page.
Gary Kidwell, the director of student accounting and support services, provided the board with six options: