Snow days, renovations leads to Carlynton calendar tweaks
The Carlynton School District isn't planning to extend the school year for students to make up for snow days, at least not yet.
Five snow make-up days were built into the calendar to ensure that students get the required 180 days of instruction. Dec. 2 wasn't used, but classes were scheduled on Presidents Day. Another make-up day will be used on April 17, and the remaining available days, should they be needed, are May 23, the day of the high school prom, and June 12, a clerical day for teachers.
“Obviously, we're hoping we don't have any more” (snow days), district spokeswoman Michale Herrmann said. “But it's been quite a winter.”
The snow days this year, however, did lead the school board to tweak the 2014-15 school calendar.
The board approved next year's calendar at the Feb. 18 meeting, but board President David Roussos tacked on a stipulation that snow make-up days be used in chronological order.
Students also will have a longer summer.
“We want a longer summer to allow more time for renovation work,” Roussos said.
The district is in the midst of renovations to all three buildings, including installation of new exterior doors, boiler and air conditioning systems in Crafton and Carnegie elementary schools and electronic entry systems in the buildings. Work is to continue this summer.
In order to allow more time for work, Roussos said, students will not start the 2014-15 school year until Sept. 2.
Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or email@example.com.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.