Snow days aren’t putting a delay on summer vacation yet, but school leaders in central Illinois are warning parents to stay tuned.
Winter weather has forced some schools to cancel several days so far this year and administrators have started to update their calendars. In the state of Illinois the Board of Education allows five flexible days to be added on at the end of the year.
Once the number of school days dip below 180, it’s up to your child’s school to decide if those days will be made up.
“When canceling schools it’s a tough decision, either you’re going to inconvenience working families or you’re not concerned with school safety,” said Dunlap Supt. Scott Dearman. “It’s a decision all superintendents struggle with because its not easy one, we gather as much information as we can and make the most informed decision at that time.”