Schools plan for snow make-up days
The winter storm headed our way will present another problem for local school districts: more snow days. Administrators are looking for ways to make up days already lost to this brutal winter.
Many schools are waiting to find out if they will be granted a waiver, allowing them not to make-up those days. But so far there has been no decision from the Department of Education.
This has been an unusual, and record-breaking winter. Because of heavy and relentless snow last month along with brutal temperatures, many schools added an extra week to their Christmas vacation. And, while they had a couple days already built in to the calendar as snow make-up days, they still have to make up in order to reach the 180 day state requirement.
We reached out to school districts in central Indiana to find out what their plans are. Here is what we found:
Carmel is still waiting on that waiver. Right now there are no plans to move graduation or shorten spring break.
Center Grove will make the decision on how to make-up the days at their February 20th board meeting.
Tippecanoe County is tacking the days on to the end of the school year.
Hamilton Southeastern, Franklin Community, and Greenwood Schools all still have room to add days to the end of the school year, before Graduation Day.
Decatur and Perry Townships are both tacking the days onto the end of the school year.
Brown County schools have moved back their graduation date.
Bartholomew County schools are canceling one of two weeks designated for spring break.
If you've heard from your child's school district about their plans, please let us know which district and post the information in the comments section below.