Make-Up Days Extend Calendar for Twp. Schools
District revises schedule after loss of eight school days from Superstorm Sandy.
Following in the footsteps of the West Morris Regional High School District's school year extenstion to make up for inclement weather days used, the Washington Township School District has moved its final day of school to June 24.
The board of education decided to extend the original final school day, scheduled for June 21, to the 24. If the two remaining emergency days are used, Superintendent Jeff Mohre said, the final day of the year will be moved to Wednesday, June 26.
The need to extend the school year is a result of Super Storm Sandy wiping out eight school days from the district. The district already revised its calendar once, and will now hold classes on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January and the two scheduled days off for Presidents Day weekend in February.
Had no days been used for inclement weather this year–the district was allotted four in the original calendar–class days would have been subtracted from the projected June 21 end date, Mohre said.
For more information on the district's calendar, go here.