Norristown Area School Board Considers Extending School Year
The board is looking to make up school time lost during Hurricane Sandy.
According to The Times Herald, the Norristown Area School Board considered making some changes to school calendar at its Monday night meeting in an effort to make up for the two days lost as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
Possible fixes discussed reportedly include a shorter spring break and/or extending the school year by a day or two. It's also possible the state Department of Education will grant waivers to districts affected by the storm which would allow them to have fewer than the 180 school days mandated.
Paul Fly Elementary in East Norriton faces an additional problem with the May primaries. The school is a polling place and the school's layout reportedly makes it impossible to keep the students separated from the polls. The school district's lawyer has reportedly sent letters to the Board of Elections asking them to change the location, but has yet to receive an answer.
Read more about the school district's Monday meeting here.