School for all students now will be in session on April 1 and April 26, in order to make up for the abundance of snow days this winter. The updated 2012-2013 calendar was adopted by the Eudora Board of Education at the regular meeting on March 14.
The current year's calendar was built with designated inclement weather days on April 1 and 26. The first day would have been a day off for students and teachers; the 26th had been scheduled as a teacher inservice day.
"Changing the calendar mid-year is never a perfect solution," said Superintendent of Schools Don Grosdidier, "but this year's snowy winter just allowed us no other choice."
The state requires that school districts maintain a certain number of hours in the school year. The district had figured in approximately two days in the original calendar, but this winter's repeatedly dangerous weather quickly outpaced the budgeted days. The district also will use approximately one day of forgiveness from the state, available for districts that designate inclement weather days and use them.
Parents with extenuating circumstances created by these changes should contact the principal of their child's school.