Monday, January 17, 2011

Snow Day Make-Up Plan Now In Place

With the likelihood of snow increasing later this week, Putnam County school officials have now decided how they will begin to make up the days that they may have to miss.  The school calendar has thirteen snow days built into it, but ten of those have already been used up.   If the weather causes classes to be canceled for three more days, school officials say they will first look to going on the Presidents Day holiday and will then begin adding 30 minutes to the school day in order to make up for the missed time.  But, again, that's only if they call off classes for more than the 13 total days allotted in the calendar. Going longer during the day will allow them to make up one snow day for every thirteen days of class, and officials say the option after that is to add days on to the end of the school year.  They say they will NOT be changing the scheduled Spring Break because that would be too disruptive on the potential travel plans of both students and teachers.