Students of the Bowling Green R-I School District were thrilled with last week’s forecast. The schools declared snow days Tuesday through Thursday, much to the kids’ delight.
The elation may be short lived, though, as school administrators were forced to re-hatch the remaining months on the district calendar due to the abundance of snow and wind chill days.
Bowling Green and Frankford schools will not have the previously-scheduled spring break, which would have been March 12 through 17.
Superintendent Darin Powell said the break is never guaranteed, and is classified under some of the first days to be used as snow day make-ups.
Additional days to be used as snow day make-ups are April 21 and May 19.
Powell voiced a concern that the end of the school year may be in jeopardy. Seniors are usually let out of school a few days earlier than the younger classes, but now may have to return to class following graduation.
Fortunately for administrators and students alike, the state has a two-for-one policy after six days have been used to make up for snow days. This means that after six snow days have been made up, the next two snow days can be made up with a single day, lessening the pressure on the district’s schedule.