By Tim Kowols
This winter’s weather is causing headaches for Door and Kewaunee County school administrators heading into the final weeks of the year. Some schools lost five days of instruction time due to cancellations and early dismissals, including two this month alone. While some districts had enough time built into their schedule to absorb the lost time, others like Kewaunee School District are using a combination of adding days and minutes to class periods and canceling staff in-service sessions to make it up. Kewaunee School District Superintendent Karen Treml says they try to be sensitive to people plans for the end of the year.
Students are required by state law to have approximately 1,100 instructional hours to complete the school year. We have a list of how schools are handling the winter closures online with this story.
Kewaunee: Remaining half days are now full days, adding 10 minutes a day (7:40 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) beginning April 23
Southern Door: No changes
Sturgeon Bay: Full days instead of half-days for June 6 and June 7 and full final day on Friday, June 8
Gibraltar: Plans could not be obtained
Washington Island: No changes
Sevastopol: One in-service day will be a full attendance day, more information possibly to come
Algoma: May 11th is now a full attendance day, last day of school now June 8
Luxemburg-Casco: Morning 4K has three additional instruction days, afternoon 4K has five additional instruction days.