Schools To Decide How To Make Up For Six Days Off During Sandy
The district is already one snow day in the red, officials said Wednesday night
The Mahwah School District is still deciding how it will make up for six used snow days used during Hurricane Sandy. According to Assistant Superintendent Janet Donohue, a committee of HSO parents, teachers, administrators, and board members will meet Thursday to come up with possible school calendar revisions for the rest of the year.
Thanks to prolonged power outages on Ridge Road during Hurricane Sandy, Mahwah students missed six days of school. Two were made up when the NJEA canceled its annual meeting, allowing students to go to school on Nov. 8 and 9, which had originally been scheduled days off.
That leaves the district with four snow days used so far this year. Only three were built into the school calendar, “and we haven’t even hit the snow season yet,” Donohue said at a board of education meeting Wednesday night.
The committee Thursday will meet to voice opinions on the best course of action the district could take regarding how to make up for the lost day, and possibly add more snow days in.
“It’s a big committee, we want to get everyone’s perspective on this,” Donohue said.
The district cannot make any officials calendar changes until the options are presented to and voted on by the board of education at a future meeting, school officials said.
The current district calendar has two weeklong breaks built into it – one from Feb. 18 – 22, and one from April 8 – 12. Graduation is scheduled for June 24.