Students in East Hampton will have only two days for an April vacation this year because the district has used up all of the time it allocated this year for snow days.
The Board of Education set aside three days in this year’s school calendar, but those days were used up when Hurricane Sandy hit the state in October, knocking out power for days.
Then, and the school district lost several more days because roads here were impassable for a time.
Students this week are out of classes for the February break, which was not eliminated, so the district instead eliminated four days from the April vacation, which was slated for April 15-19.
However, Interim School Superintendent Mark Winzler said he will proposed to the Board of Education next week that it instead eliminate a teacher professional development day scheduled for this year so that time can be earmarked for April vacation instead, giving students and staff a two-day break.
The teacher training, he said, can be made up during one- to two-hour segments after school.
However, all of those plans will be moot, Winzler said, if the region gets hit with more inclement weather before the end of the school year. If that happens, the district could be looking to add more days at end of the school year to meet the state mandate of 180 class days.
The school calendar currently calls for the last day of classes to be on June 21.