Late winter weather won’t affect school calendar

March 17, 2009

By Staff

Unlike the blast of wintry weather before Christmas, the latest round of snow March 9 and icy roads the next day will not affect the Issaquah School District’s school calendar.

Students were delayed two hours March 9, but school opened on time March 10. 

Districts are required to schedule students to make up entire days that are missed — not hours. Students are required to attend school for 180 days; seniors must be in school 175 days, according to state law. 

However, because of earlier winter weather during which students missed school, students will go to school May 22. That day had previously been listed as a holiday to extend the long Memorial Day weekend to four days. 

Students will also make up two days at the end of the year, June 16 and 17, instead of ending the year June 15 as originally scheduled.

Seniors are short by a day. District officials are figuring out how seniors can best make up that day before the end of the year.

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