Like so many districts in New Jersey, especially Morris County, Morris Plains has needed to revise its school calendar t due to inclement weather days.
A winter that keeps pounding the area with snow and ice has forced the district to close more days than it had allotted at the start of the year, and will now be open two days originally scheduled for closure.
The board of education decided to make Tuesday, Feb. 18 a regular school day rather than an additional off day for Presidents’ Day weekend. Schools will also be open on Monday, April 21, originally scheduled to be the final day of spring break.
The changes were made, however, prior to a nor’easter slamming the region and closing schools yet again on Thursday, Feb. 13.
According to the district, if more make up days are needed, they will be tacked on to the end of the school year. The current last day of school is scheduled for June 24. The next make-up day will be used on June 25, and if necessary, an additional day will be used on June 26.
If additional days become necessary after those are used, the district will begin pulling days from April spring break, beginning with the 14th, followed by the 15th and 16th.