S ylvania Schools, whose schedule has been ravaged by winter weather this academic year, now has an approved plan to make up for lost instructional time.
The district's junior and high schools has lost 13 instructional days this school year while elementary schools have lost 14 days. A total of nine calamity days have been approved by the state, leaving four and five days to be made up by junior/high schools and elementary schools, respectively.
On Monday, district Superintendent Brad Rieger's proposed plan to make up for remaining calamity days was unanimously approved by the Sylvania Board of Education by a vote of 5-0.
Under the plan, the last day of school for junior and high schools will be Thursday, June 5, 2014, while elementary students will be in school through Friday, June 6, 2014.
The district will convert three remaining professional development late starts to instructional time, making up for one additional day.
After spring break, students will spend an extra one hour in school on 11 days. An hour will be added to the end of each school day from April 7-10, April 14016, and April 21-24. A total of two calamity days will be made up with that additional time.
"There are always challenges and inconveniences to contend with when schedules are changed. Thank you to parents and staff members for leaning-in on this makeup day plan as we emerge from Old Man Winterâ??s grasp," Rieger wrote in his Superintendent's blog.