WILTON, Conn. – Wilton students will be in school until June 21 thanks to last Friday’s snowstorm, which caused school to be canceled. As a result, the school year was extended by one day, Superintendent Gary Richards’ office confirmed Tuesday.
The last day of the year was originally set for Friday, June 14. However, in making up the six days missed due to Hurricane Sandy, the Board of Education in November approved a plan that, among other things, extended the school year by two days to Tuesday, June 18.
The board also planned for up to six additional cancellation days, if needed. Friday’s was the third weather-related closure since Sandy. The first snow day of 2013, in January, pushed the last day of school to June 19. The second, caused by last month’s blizzard, extended the year to June 20.
Because June 21 is the latest date the Board of Education approved the year to go until, the last day would not be changed again in the event there are more weather-related cancellations this year.
Instead, the board planned for the following:
▪ If there is one more weather-related closure, the school year would be reduced from 181 instruction days to 180, which is the state required minimum.
▪ If there are two additional snow days, Monday, April 15— the first day of April vacation—would become a school day.
▪ If there are three more snow days, Tuesday, April 16—the second day of April vacation—would also become a school day.
Had there not been any more cancellations since Sandy, June 18 would have been the last day of the year.
The district will set a date for graduation on April 1.