How Will Chicago Schools Make-Up Lost School Days?

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On January 6th, 7th and again on January 27th and 28th, the heavy snow and frigid temperatures resulted in shutting down of schools in Chicago. It was too cold for students to come to their schools, in fact, with temperatures dropping below record lows of -11°, it was too cold for anyone to come out of their homes.

However, the strict educational guidelines and principles by the Chicago Public Schools don’t really go easy on missed days and while students were enjoying the missed out days at home, Chicago Schools were busy planning on making up for the days gone wasted.

Chicago Public Schools Plan For Making Up For The Days Gone Missed

Signed by the CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Barbara Byrd Bennett, the schools in Chicago received an email which consisted of the plans to make up for the days lost.

The rescheduled information included:

  • March 28th was supposed to be a Professional Development Day which has been changed to a student attendance day.
  • June 11th which was also supposed to be Professional Development Day has been changed to a regular student’s attendance day.
  • June 12th was supposed to be a Flex Professional Development Day (which according to the Chicago Schools, could be used by schools for planning earlier in the school year at their discretion) has been changed to a student attendance day.The Chicago School make-up days
  • The first day of summer break for teachers, June 13th will become a student attendance day.
  • June 16th will become the Professional Development Day which was earlier supposed to be March 28th (So March 28th will be a regular students attendance day)
  • The Professional Development Day earlier scheduled for June 11th, has now been changed to June 17th (originally a summer inter-session day).

Although this schedule has been planned and forwarded to all the schools, school managements have some issue regarding the schedule.

The report card results for High School students are normally entered a week before the newly planned make-up days, so any classes conducted between June 11th and June 13th won’t really affect student grades.

The Chicago Public Schools has already been facing a lot of criticism regarding their approvals and disapprovals for the proposals for new schools. Well let’s hope for the best, having said that, students in the Chicago schools better get ready for a few hot days at school in the summer!

Sources:

http://www.chicagonow.com/white-rhino/2014/02/chicago-public-schools-makeup-days-3/
http://www.suntimes.com/news/25100782-418/board-of-ed-approves-7-new-chicago-charter-schools.html
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-01-22/news/chi-amid-protests-cps-considers-up-to-17-new-charter-schools-20140122_1_charter-schools-andrew-broy-charter-expansion