IPS last day is Thursday

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — It was a long school year after bad winter weather forced many Central Indiana school districts to add make up days because of all the snow.

Summer break finally starts Thursday, June 12, for the 30,000 kids and over 4,000 staff at Indianapolis Public Schools.

At IPS, two days were waived and five still had to be made up this spring.

Administrators here, as well as in many other districts, already made changes for the 2014-15 school calendar.

IPS is on a balanced calendar, so spring break is two weeks in March and April.

If need be, IPS will use the first week of spring break as make-up days.

If more days are needed, additional make-up days will be added to the end of the school year.

Not all districts are on a balanced calendar, so they adjusted their 2014-15 school calendars differently.

In Marion Community Schools, two built-in snow days were added: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents Day.

Noblesville Schools added three flex days during the school year and two more at the end of the year.

Danville Community Schools added five days to the end of the school calendar.

Another option is eLearning. The Maconaquah School Corporation, for example, used four eLearning days as snow make-up days in 2013-14. Students there worked with teachers from home with iPads or laptops.

These days will only be used if bad weather calls for it.

Different districts have different plans, so parents should check with theirs to be sure.

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