Ledyard Public Schools have had several school cancellations because of snow. Legally, Connecticut public schools must have 180 days of school and cannot have school past June 30th. Spring has started, but nature has continued to provide harsh weather. To ensure that Ledyard students reach the required number of school days and get out for summer at a reasonable time, Principal Amanda Fagan and Ledyard Superintendent Jason Hartling have agreed that school on Saturday is necessary.
On the Ledyard Public Schools website, the following text can be found in the new and information tab under school closings. “Ledyard County Schools will use Saturday, April 14th as an inclement weather makeup day. Students will attend school on Saturday, April 14th for a half day to make up the day missed on Tuesday, March 13th. School will begin at the regular time. Dismissal for elementary schools will be at 11:30 a.m. Dismissal for middle schools and high schools will be at 12:00 noon.”
When interviewed on the subject, Principal Amanda Fagan said, “Kids don’t really do much on Saturdays anyway, so it shouldn’t be a big deal. All of the teachers are extremely excited about spending an extra day with students and spending more time away from their families.”
The school on Saturday will be officially announced on Wednesday, April 4th during the AIM advisory period.
Alex Warmus, Staff Writer
Sophomore Alex Warmus is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel. He is a three sport athlete but more importantly, he will roast you.