Sledding in the snow may end up being exchanged for fun in the sun for students in the Washington Township School district, as administrators begin looking for ways to make up lost time due to inclement weather.
Superintendent Jeff Mohre released a statement to students and parents Thursday afternoon, explaining that the district had now closed its doors for entire school days five times due to inclement weather in the 2013-14 school year. Only four emergency closing days had been allotted.
The first week of February alone brought two closings, on Monday and Wednesday, with two two-hour delayed openings on Tuesday and Thursday.
“The Board of Education will be discussing the calendar at its March 4th meeting and the potential impact yesterday’s closing (and future closings) may have on the April Spring Break,” Mohre’s statement read. “Most certainly, the weather conditions over the next three and a half weeks will be considered as part of the Board’s discussion.”
Mohre also clarified that Monday, Feb. 17, in which schools are closed in observance of Presidents’ Day will remain as such.
The district’s remaining scheduled closings are April 14 to 18, and May 26 for Memorial Day. June 20 is marked, for now, as the final day of school.
How should the school district make up for inclement weather days? Extend the school year? Take from spring break? Saturday sessions?