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Norristown School District Adds Two Days to Schedule

The two days, originally scheduled as days off for the students, are makeup days for time lost due to Hurricane Sandy.

According to The Times Herald, the Norristown Area School Board added two days to the district's calendar at Monday night's meeting to make up for time lost during Hurricane Sandy.

Friday, March 22, and Monday, April 1, originally scheduled as days off are now back on the student calendar, though March 22 will be a half-day to allow for report card conferences.

According to the Herald, the state Department of Education requires students to lattend a minimum of 180 days in a school year.

Read more about last night's meeting here.

derrick January 29, 2013 at 03:40 PM
They need to talk with parents first before they just do what they want since we pay there salaries. Only Norristown
Suanne Gardiner January 29, 2013 at 05:02 PM
I agree Derrick. I don't understand why those days need to be made up? What happens if schools are closed due to snow? Do the students need to make those up as well?
PROUD TO BE January 29, 2013 at 05:16 PM
they usually add the make up days at the end of the year. But I do agree that they should have sent something home for our opinions.
Spud January 29, 2013 at 05:17 PM
The school's job is to be sure that students have the state required number of days in session; they certainly don't need to clear it with the parents. When I was in school, due to snow we would lose holidays or have days added at the end of the year. What rock do you live under that this is new to you????
teresa January 29, 2013 at 06:11 PM
I agree with adding onto spring break. But not at the end of the year. Cause all the kids do anymore is run the street , sitting playing video games or sleeping. And don't we have snow days anyway. No way we used 2 already?
The optimist January 30, 2013 at 12:54 AM
Uh... I went to public school.... i remember one winter where we lost 3 out of 5 days of spring break.... and added 3 days to the end of the year due to snow days. Its state mandate. You need to have 180 days of school. Honestly with all the stuff going on in norristown doesn't it make sense to keep the kids in school as long as possible?
sharon moyer January 30, 2013 at 04:13 AM
we used two due to a hurricane sandy.
sharon moyer January 30, 2013 at 04:32 AM
Spud, I'm with you 100%!!!! I thought the same thing you did about the rock! Now I'll like to know when did they last look into the school bags or ask them how was school today?

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