Arlington School Board approves amended calendar for snow make-up days

Arlington School Board approves amended calendar for snow make-up days
School make-up daysThe Arlington Public Schools Board of Directors last night approved an amended calendar to include snow make-up days for when school was closed in February. School was canceled for five days (Feb. 4, Feb. 5, Feb. 11, Feb. 12, Feb. 13) due to the February snow storms.

Potential snow make-up days are published annually in the board-approved student calendar. This year, these days are May 3 and June 17-21. The board approved making the days up on May 3 (formerly slated as an in-service day for staff), June 17, 18, 19 and 20. Thursday, June 20 will be an early release day. The staff in-service day will be held on June 21.

“State law requires that school districts provide a minimum of 180 school days and a district-wide average of 1,027 instructional hours per school year,” said Dr. Chrys Sweeting, Arlington Public Schools Superintendent. “While the state did provide an option to waive certain days, protecting student instructional time is a priority. The Board felt it was important not to use the waivers since snow make-up days are already published in our student calendar.”

The Arlington High School graduation will still be held on June 13. The Weston High School graduation will be held on June 12.