Report by Paula Antolini
March 16, 2018 6:24PM
Bethel Public Schools Final Schedule of Classes for Semester is Explained
As of today we have had a total of nine (9) snow/weather days. Without any modification to the schedule, school would be in session until the last week of June. This is problematic because the heat and lack of air-conditioning in three schools make the learning environment challenging. The Board of Education met last evening to modify the schedule to address the issues. Below are the modifications to the 2017-2018 school calendar based on this winter’s extreme weather:
1. IF we have one more snow day, March 30th, Good Friday will become a half-day session (making up one day). For students and families who observe the day for religious reasons, it will be an excused absence (religious holiday).
2. We will not take time off from the April Break.
3. By law, we need to attend school for 180 days, our current calendar is 181 days. We will modify our current calendar to 180 days for students. That means that Friday, June 22, 2018 will be the last day of school. This will be a half day. Teachers will report to work on Monday, June 25th (full day) for Professional Learning.
If we get more than 1 more snow day, this may be adjusted. Hopefully, we are through the worst of it!