More snow could extend school year

The district used its only built in snow day on Jan. 15, more days off would push back the last day of school.

By: Rebecca Tokarz
   Changes to the district’s school calendar could be in order should inclement weather mean more snow days this year.
   The district, which used its only allotted emergency snow day on Jan. 15, plans to take away previously scheduled days off if needed, officials said.
   If inclement weather closes the schools for a second time this school year, the district will extend the school year by one day, making the last day of classes for students June 18. The last day for teachers would be June 21 if the schedule changes. South Brunswick High School graduation would go on as planned, June 17.
   Currently, the last day of school for students is scheduled for June 17.
   If a third emergency school closing occurs, the district will have students attend classes on April 12, which is now a part of spring break, officials said.
   Should the district need to make up additional days, other days will be taken from the spring break, starting with April 5 and working forward, Interim Superintendent Judith A. Ferguson said last week.
   "We’re planning for the worst possible situation," she said.
   School closings and delays will be announced on Viking Television Network, Channel 28. In addition, radio stations, WCTC 1450 AM, WHWH 1350 AM, WMGQ 98.3 FM, WPST 97.5 FM and WNJO 94.5 FM will broadcast any closings or delays. The district Web site, also will post emergency information.