Because storm Sandy shuttered schools in town for a week, Superintendent of Schools Van Riley will recommend adjustments to the 2012 – 2013 school calendar. The Board of Education will discuss and vote on these adjustments at its meeting Thursday (7 p.m. Nov. 8 at Stonington High School).
Besides scheduling school on Nov. 6, the superintendent is recommending:
Eliminate the planned holiday on Feb. 19 (A 3-day vacation weekend for President’s Day would remain.)
Eliminate the staff development day on March 28. (A 3-day weekend that includes Good Friday would remain.)
Extend the end of the school year by two days: June 13 and June 14. This would shift the early dismissal day from June 12 to June 14.
Schedule staff development days on June 17 and June 18.
Shift the elementary conference day from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15.
Dr. Riley made these recommendations based on five criteria: What is best for instruction? What is best for staff and their families? What is best for parents and families? The recognition that early notice of possible calendar changes is best. The recognition that winter weather may cause further school closures.