IPS adds 2 days to school calendar as snow make-up days

(WISH Photo/Eric Halvorson, file)
(WISH Photo/Eric Halvorson, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indianapolis Public Schools’ board added to its plan for making-up classes lost due to this year’s snow days.

Tuesday night, the board voted to put March 25 and June 12 on their students’ schedules.

Dr. Lewis Ferebee, IPS superintendent, said March 25th falls during the school system’s Spring Break/Intercession period.  The date in June, he said, “is consistent with our process for make-up time this school year.”

The school has five days to make up. During an earlier meeting this year, the school board approved March 24, May 23 and June 11 as snow make-up days.

Ferebee said IPS high school principals “were very comfortable” with the modifications presented at Tuesday’s session. He also said, with schools making plans for graduations, he hopes we won’t see any more snow days adding further disruptions to the school calendar.

IPS is even thinking about the next school year.

“We will be presenting to the board a calendar for 2014-15 that will include modifications for schedule make-up days. So families and staff can plan accordingly should we have the polar vortex in the winter of next school year,” Ferebee said.

Click here for a list of area school districts’ decisions on how they plan to make up snow days.

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