Three of four county districts will move ahead with current plans

NDIANAPOLIS — Indiana schools won’t get a free pass for the mounting number of days lost to weather cancellations this winter.

The Department of Education announced Thursday that schools can reschedule holidays, hold classes on Saturdays or extend the school year without seeking a state waiver.

They also can extend the school day and seek a conditional waiver when they’ve made up the equivalent of one day of instruction.

Despite the offer, officials in three of the four county districts say they have no plans to alter their current makeup schedule.

Only Greenfield-Central officials say they will discuss the DOE option with their teachers association and principals before making any decision.

Greenfield-Central has tentative plans to make up snow days during the first week of spring break Monday, March 17, through Thursday, March 20. That’s the same plan for Mt. Vernon schools, while Eastern Hancock has listed Monday, March 17, through Friday, March 21, as snow makeup days.  

After using the spring break option last year, Southern Hancock officials received plenty of grief from parents who had planned spring break trips. That prompted the SH school board to move any snow makeup days this year to the end of the school year.

The SH calendar currently has students going to classes  through Wednesday, June 4.

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