NEW: City Schools Adds More Make-up Days
HARRISONBURG — Harrisonburg City Public Schools has added more makeup time because of the division’s barrage of snow days.
Superintendent Scott Kizner has announced that April 18 would become a full day of school and June 6 would become a half day of school. Schools were previously closed on April 18, which is Good Friday.
June 5 and 6 were built into the calendar as snow days. Had there not been so much time missed because of the this winter’s frequent storms, students would have had their last day of school on June 4, according to Lisa Lantz, clerk of the School Board and Kizner’s secretary.
In addition to the new dates, students still have four previously scheduled snow days yet to come: this coming Tuesday, as well as April 21, May 13 and June 5.
Kizner tweeted that the additional makeup days would provide extra time for instruction for Advanced Placement classes and Standards of Learning tests, which are state-mandated tests designed to measure whether students are learning the required material.
So far, the division has missed 10 days and at least 20 hours of instruction time because of closings and delays.