Missed School Days May Affect School Calendars

If below-zero temperatures and accumulating snow keep up in the Kankakee Valley, days may be added to school calendars this May.

When school officials generate a school calendar for the year, several days are built into the calendar to be used as school make-up days. These are days in which students may have off if weather-related school closures are not needed.

This year, six school days have been missed by our local corporations and some days will be added to the end of the school year in some instances.

North Judson-San Pierre Superintendent Lynn Johnson said the corporation has four built-in snow days and those days will be utilized. Of the six days missed, two of those days were waived by the state. If there are any more school closures, those missed days will be added to the end of the year.

West Central School Superintendent Charles Mellon stated his corporation has two built-in snow days and two days were waived from the state. Two days will be made up at the end of the year.

Oregon-Davis Superintendent Greg Briles stated that three built-in snow days will be used. The corporation has already used one make-up day in January. One missed day was waived by the state and one day will be added to the end of the school year.

Hopefully, the worst of winter has passed. Spring is right around the corner.