NEWARK — At its March 17 Board of Education meeting, the Board of Education unanimously voted to approve a modified calendar, contingent on the State Superintendent’s approval of a three-day waiver. The waiver request was approved last week, making the last day of school June 18.
This school year, Worcester County Public Schools was closed for nine days due to inclement weather. Three inclement weather days were already built into the end of the calendar in the event of bad weather, leaving a deficit of six make-up days. At the March 17 meeting, the Board voted to turn one day – which was initially closed for students (April 2) – into a half-day, thus recouping another day and leaving only five days to make up.
The Board also voted to add two days to the end of the calendar and to seek a waiver for the remaining three make-up days. With waiver approval, the last day of school will be June 18 – as long as there are no more inclement weather closings.
As part of the Board’s adoption of a modified 2014-2015 school calendar, Monday, June 15 will be a full-day for students and staff; Tuesday, June 16 will be a full-day for students and staff; Wednesday, June 17 will be a half-day for all students and a full-day for all staff; and Thursday, June 18 will be a half-day for all students, the last day of school for all students, and a full-day for all staff.
Lunch time is scheduled during half days and bus transportation will operate accordingly. There is no afternoon pre-kindergarten on half days. High school final exams will be administered on June 17-18.
For a modified school calendar for 2014-2015, please visit the school system website at www.worcesterk12.com.