Students will have to return after Memorial Day for one last half-day of school.
Plainfield School District students will pay for that snow day. A March 5 snowstorm prompted District 202 officials to cancel school — a good call, considering Mother Nature dumped nearly nine inches of snow on the Plainfield area that day. But the unexpected day off will mean a slightly longer wait for summer break. On Monday, the District 202 Board of Education voted to amend the school calendar to make up for lost time. Now, Friday, May 24, which was tentatively scheduled to be a half-day of student attendance, will be a full day. Students will also have to return to school on Tuesday, May 28 — the day after Memorial Day — for a half-day of classes.
Plus changes to parent/teacher conferences, institute days and early dismissals days.
The 2013-14 Oswego District 308 school year calendar may be seeing some big changes, including start date, semester end date and teacher institute days. “This calendar should truly reflect not only what was important to parents, teachers, administrators and the board, but the overarching goal to make sure calendar served the goal of teaching and learning in the district,” said Superintendent Matthew Wendt at the school board's Monday night meeting.. “Is it perfect? No. Is it improved? Yes?” The tentative draft of the new calendar would have students in grades 1-12 beginning school Monday, Aug. 19, rather than in the middle of the week as it has been. Kindergarten would start that Tuesday. Board president Bill Walsh did not like the change…