Extreme weather conditions including hurricanes and blizzards have forced a consider amoutn of weather-related cancellations this year and as the district looks to maintain their current graduation schedule, students will have to deal with one less day off this year.
Cheshire School Superintendent Greg J. Florio announced Tuesday that the district will cancel it's profession development day on April 1, instead using the day to have students in class and make up for lost time.
As a result of the severe weather this year our current scheduled last day of school for students would be Monday, June 24," Florio said. "Assuming there are no more school cancellations, this adjustment will allow the last day to be Friday, June 21, with Cheshire High School graduation held that evening."
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The cancellation of a professional development day that otherwise would have seen students taking the day off comes following the recent February blizzard that paralyzed the town and left school out of session for nearly a week.
It was the second extreme weather event of the year for the district, which also had cancellations last year due to hurricane force winds.
Florio said the change is being made for a number of reasons related to the logistics associated with the end of school year activities such as high school graduation.
It also avoids the school year from moving into the last week of June as the summer weather sets in, he said.
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