District extends school day to make up snow days

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WESTFIELD, Ind. – Snow day after snow day has school districts scrambling to find creative ways to make up those days without impacting spring and summer vacation.

Westfield students missed two weeks because of snow, but after considering days already in their schedule they need to make up four days.

A proposal was given to Superintendent Mark Keen Tuesday night, which will likely be approved on Wednesday morning.

It adds one hour a day to the school day for 24 days. The point is to make up all these days before testing time, from ISTEP to college placement exams.

The district acknowledges they understand the situation may be frustrating for parents. They are asking for patience as they work to get all the time made up.

“I just hope everybody has patience for us as we work through some of the new changes. It will be a little bit difficult, but I know I have principals who want to make this work, make it work for kids in instructionally, make it work for the family units. So, bear with us, we will get through this,” said Keen.

Westfield isn’t alone; this winter’s been downright brutal for districts across Indiana.

FOX 59 will keep you updated on school calendar changes as we get them.