The Morris School District announced at its board of education meeting Monday night that a four-day weekend in February would be reduced to just a three-day break to make up for lost days due to inclement weather.
Tuesday, Feb. 18 will now be a full school day for students and staff. It had originally been scheduled as the second of two days off for Presidents’ Day weekend. Schools will remain closed for Monday, Feb. 17.
The district has used five inclement weather days in the 2013-14 school year, and had allotted four when the calendar was approved in the spring of 2013.
If more snow days are used going forward, the district will be forced to chip away from April’s spring break. Monday, April 21 will be the first to go, if needed, followed by Monday, April 14, then the 15 and so on. Friday, April 18 – also the holiday of Good Friday – is not part of the equation.
While the district has found a way to make up for lost days in the interim, a new winter storm is barreling toward the area that has forecasters predicting up to a foot of snow could fall Wednesday night into Thursday.
Did the Morris School District make the right decision to pull a day from Presidents’ Day weekend to make up for inclement weather days?