FARMINGTON -- Davis County schools will officially be in session Feb. 7 and 8.
The Davis School Board has approved the second revision of the 2010-11 school calendar, restoring the two days cut from the school calendar earlier this year because of budget constraints.
The two days were cut from the district's budget to save about $2.97 million in personnel costs after state legislators slashed the education budget.
The two days were restored after the district received word it will receive approximately $5.8 million from the Education Jobs Fund bill approved by Congress in August.
The state Legislature during a special session recently approved a resolution accepting the federal funds.
"We want school officials to be sensitive that there may be families who have made plans for those two days," said Barbara Smith, Davis School Board member.
She asked district officials to recommend to teachers and principals that students should not be penalized for being absent on those two days.
Teachers, staff and administrators were expecting to get a smaller paycheck for February, said Superintendent Bryan Bowles. But now that the two days have been restored, that will not be the case.
District officials plan to use the remaining federal funds to help reduce class sizes, Bowles said.
But they are not planning to hire new teachers to finish out the year.
Instead, aides may be hired to help teachers in large classrooms.
Bowles said he knows of a sixth-grade class in Taylor Elementary School in Centerville that has 35 students. An aide could be hired to help the teacher in that classroom.