While students may be enjoying the snow and sledding now,
warm weather and time off down the road has been compromised.
As the winter of 2013-14 plows ahead, so does the snowfall and use of inclement weather days. The Parsippany school district has now used five days, including Wednesday after a snow and ice storm smacked Morris County roads, and only allotted three at the start of the school year.
According to the district’s calendar, any days used beyond the allotted amount would be made up during Spring Break, which is scheduled for April 14 to April 18. Days made up would begin with Thursday, April 17, according to Board of Education president Fran Orthwein.
Because of the overage – now standing at two days, with the official end of winter still five weeks away – Parsippany schools will only have a three-day spring break in April.
“Alternative ‘make up’ days can be proposed by the Superintendent and presented for board approval,” Orthwein said. “If a change is proposed it could be voted on as soon as our next meeting on February 13.”
What do you think, Parsippany? Should the district take days away from spring break or add them to the end of the calendar year?