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The Barrington Board of Education this month shuffled days of through the rest of the current school year and agreed to a plan for the calendar for next year.
The 2013-2014 calendar required late modifications due to the higher-than-expected number of snow days. The schedule approved last year included options for up to three snow days, but the administration closed the district six times this school year.
— March 21, formerly a day off from school, has been changed to a half day of school.
— April 23, 24 and 25, formerly part of spring break, have been changed to full days of school.
— Two additional snow days will be cut from the calendar. Barrington students have a 182-day school year. Dropping these two additional days will cut the school year to the state-mandated 180 days.
The 2014-2015 school year will be as follows:
— Sept. 1: Labor Day, school closed.
— Sept. 2: Teacher orientation, school closed for students.
— Wednesday, Sept. 3: School opens; half day.
— Oct. 10: School closed.
— Oct. 24: Half day.
— Nov. 4: Election Day, school closed for students.
— Nov. 6-7: School closed.
— Nov. 26: Half day.
— Nov. 27-28: Thanksgiving break.
— Dec. 2-4: Parent conferences, half days for students.
— Dec. 23: Half day.
— Dec. 24-Jan. 2: School closed.
— Jan. 16: Half day.
— Jan. 19: MLK Day, school closed.
— Feb. 16: Presidents Day, school closed.
— March 19: Half day.
— March 20: School closed.
— April 3: School closed.
— April 6-10: Spring Break.
— May 1: Half day.
— May 25: Memorial Day, school closed.
— June 15-17: Half days.
— June 17: Last day for students.
— June 16: 8th-grade graduation.
Total days: 182 for students, 186 for staff.
If one day is missed due to weather, it will be made up by making March 20 into a half day.
If two days are missed, March 20 will remain a day off, but the final two days of Spring Break, April 9 and 10, will become full days.
If three days are missed, March 20 will be a half day, and April 9 and 10 will be full days.
We all hope it won’t get to that level or more, as it did this year.