As you might imagine, the weather-related school closures this year have been an area of concern and conversation.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires 180 days of instruction. At this point in the 2013-14 academic year, we have missed 38.49 hours due to weather-related issues. This means we are 13.77 hours short of our mandated scheduling requirements. We are only in the second week of February, and are very likely to see more days lost due to weather-related issues. In fact, there is potential for another significant weather event this week. It is difficult to predict how many more days we will lose, but it would seem conservative to suggest at least two more lost days.
We have carefully considered the situation and reviewed many potential responses. In fact, part of our solution was proposed by a student! Please read the communication linked below carefully and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.