One to two inches of snow fell Wednesday night across the area leading to slippery roads and causing school to be delayed for two hours Thursday morning. Thankfully, I guess, school was not closed again. If it were, we'd be adding one more day to the long list of days needing to be made up.
It was learned earlier this week, and made official today, that the Franklin County Community School Corporation will ask students and teachers to attend school on three Saturdays beginning March 13, 2010. This is in response to the fact that the state of Indiana requires all students be offered 180 days of instruction. The 180 days of instruction rule has been in place for years, but when an excessive number of days were missed due to dangerous weather the state typically offered waivers to the rule for school corporations who asked. This year however, Dr. Tony Bennett, State Superintendent for Public Instruction, has stated that no waivers will be granted. So... here we are scrambling to find enough days before June 6, senior graduation, to fill the 180 day rule. The three Saturdays in which all schools within the Franklin County Community School Corporation will be in session are; March 13, March 20, and April 10. If additional days are missed, April 17 and May 1 will be used.