School board approves make-up plan

Seymour Community Schools trustees approved a plan to add one hour to the end of each school day to make up lost time due to weather conditions.

The change will go into effect this next Monday and will be in place for 54 school days if more cancellations are not made. The district tallied 15 missed days and 10 2-hour delays, counting three this week.

A conditional waiver from the state will allow schools to add one hour on to six days to make up one missed day.

The school year will not be extended past graduation as of right now and graduation will take place at the regular date of June 1.

The board has also agreed to allow sporting practices to be extended until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and events to be scheduled on Wednesdays.

Board President Art Juergens said he did not favor changing the morning schedule by having kids come to school an hour earlier because of the disruption in routine for younger students.

Superintendent Rob Hooker said he knows the plan will upset many people but said it's in the best interest of students to get them prepared for upcoming testing, which includes ISTEP+, IREAD-3 and high school End of Course Assessments.

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