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Schools Change Calendar for Make-Up Days, Will Still Need More

District will aim at spring break for additional days to make up the lost time.

The Parsippany School District used five snow days in the winter of 2013-14 before Feb. 10.

Unfortunately for the schools, they only allotted three inclement weather days when the calendar was created last spring.

The district revised its calendar earlier this week, adding two make-up days to the calendar. The first is scheduled for a full day of classes on Monday, Feb. 17, previously scheduled off for Presidents’ Day. The second of the two days will be held on Tuesday, June 3.

That day was previously scheduled to be a closed school day for Primary Elections, as voting booths are located inside school buildings. Classes will now be in session and the voting booths will remain in their place.

When the decision was made to alter the calendar, however, a nor’easter was brewing and aiming for New Jersey. It landed early Thursday morning, and forced a state of emergency by Governor Chris Christie, subsequently shutting down all the schools in Morris County.

In a letter to the community when the calendar was revised, interim superintendent John Fitzsimmons said, “Pending any additional snow days, we will revise the school calendar at the beginning of April for the additional snow day(s) used.”

Thursday’s board of education meeting was postponed because of the weather as well, and has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20, with executive session beginning at 6:30 p.m. and open session beginning at 8 p.m.

Mike February 13, 2014 at 08:09 PM
Can someone wake Fitzzie up. Some schools are closed already and some have delays. This guy is amazing.
Mike February 13, 2014 at 08:23 PM
John please wake up. They are calling for 3-5 more inches of snow. You can sleep in tomorrow morning. MAKE THE CALL
Al February 14, 2014 at 12:54 AM
The Board of Ed should look into having 4 built-in snow days because every year we keep surpassing the three snow days
Steve M February 14, 2014 at 07:00 AM
Whether the Board of Ed extends the school year, gives us a Saturday, or takes a day off from Spring Break because if this continues, we will end up missing school and having more days off.

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