School year extended

Students and staff will have to remain in school a little longer than originally planned this year, district officials announced today. To make up for snow days, the district extended the end of the year for students to June 20 and June 21.

The last day for faculty will be June 22.

By law, students must receive 180 days of instruction otherwise districts could lose state funding. Last July, the School Reform Commission adopted a provision that would allow additional days, due to inclement weather, to be added to the end of the school year.