Warren School Calendar Makes Room for Sandy

Plan will add days in January, February and April as well as use up all four snow days.

The Warren Township Board of Education approved changes to the school calendar that make up for the days missed in the last two weeks after Hurricane Sandy, but will keep spring break intact.

The board added Jan. 21 (Martin Luther King Day), Feb. 14 and 15 (Thursday and Friday preceding Presidents Day) and April 1 (Easter Monday) to the school calendar. Additionally, the board is using all four snow days built into the calendar.

"We can make this plan, and we can stick to this plan...if we have no snow," Superintendent of School Tami Crader said.

Board members felt the proposal was the best alternative since it worked around the spring break.

"I think people would like, as much as possible, to have their spring break intact," board member Tia Allocco said. 

The board took the step ahead of a discussion set for Tuesday for superintendents of Watchung Hills Regional High School and its sending districts to hammer out and coordinate the school calendars. 

If necessary, the board will revisit the schedule later and adjust it further.

Using the snow days means the school year will not end until June 25, instead of the week before as some parents had hoped would be possible if no snow days were used. Parent Jody Scheiner said a large number of middle school students will begin summer camps on June 24 and could miss eighth-grade graduation—she asked if graduation could be moved up to June 21.

But Dr. Crader said she didn't want to do this, since after graduation, students "tend not to come back." She added if parents choose to take their children out of school early, that's their decision.  

Beth November 13, 2012 at 04:42 PM
The school year should definitely end June 21st. The kids can't learn in 90 degree classrooms and teachers have pretty much packed it in by then anyway. Spring break would be a much better time to make up the days because the kids and teachers get a break every week. It's called the weekend. Why not split the difference and then hope for no snow. Two days off the end of the year and two days off spring break.
adria b November 14, 2012 at 05:07 AM
As a working single mom...I'd like to see the spring break used....but it is,what it is and I support the board whole heartedly....IM confident they thought long and hard about the options and I feel this is the best solution for the time being....I think there will be snow...but who knows...last year we got simpering on October and the rest of the year was not bad....fingers crossed....hope everyone is warm safe and moving forward...if you're not...my thoughts and prayers are with you. Many families are homeless in NJ....ski vacations are Not the priority.
LB November 14, 2012 at 03:00 PM
No matter how the calendar is altered some residents are bound to be unhappy. There are those who take winter or ski vacations, those that take spring vacations and some who take both. I highly doubt that the BOE was targeting "ski holidays." The damages from the storm are unprecedented in our state and when it comes to education, there may have to be some sacrifices made by families in order to do what is in the best interest for the students in Warren.
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