.

If Snow Days Used, School Calendar Could Change

Madison schools opened two hours later Wednesday on account of snow.

Madison schools opened two hours later on Wednesday because of inclement weather.

While the delayed opening does not affect the school calendar, if the district has a full "snow day" this school year, it will need to figure out when to make up the day.

All three of Madison's built-in snow days were used after Superstorm Sandy, and school officials were reviewing the calendar for when other emergency closings could be made up if needed.

The storm closed borough schools for five days, but the district made up two of them by opening when schools were scheduled to be closed for the NJEA convention, which was canceled for the first time in 158 years because of the storm.

MsMary January 16, 2013 at 02:12 PM
Notice how GOOD schools like Pingry Short Hills did not have delayed opening. The believe in work and study hard. Just another excuse for the teachers to sit home again and eat.
Lawrence T January 16, 2013 at 03:47 PM
Are you kidding me,,,really?
Chris Johnson January 16, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Are you kidding? Give me a break. Private schools are only good because the rich can afford all the stops. They do not have the most qualified educators-look at the facts before posting.
Catherine with a K January 16, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Yes, and GREAT schools, like Madison, have a delayed opening. Your point?
Lawrence T January 16, 2013 at 06:30 PM
having a delayed opening is not indicative of the type of education ,,,nor is it the teachers who make the decision,,, jump on another band wagon ,,,
Mary M January 18, 2013 at 03:08 PM
I go to MHS and a good amount of the students here went to private schools before transfering back to public school. And you know what, all of them agree that they are getting a better quality education at Madison, a PUBLIC school, over the education they were getting at a private school. So what if we had a delayed opening? Its not our I.Q.s or grades that make us different from private school kids. We just know better than to waste money on private school when we can get a better quality education for free.
Mary M January 18, 2013 at 03:11 PM
I'm sorry, but you might want to recheck your sentence. There are some spelling and grammar errors... Really shows that you must be an expert on quality education.
Dave in the Rose City January 18, 2013 at 08:56 PM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/01/17/superintendent-reforms-could-wreak-havoc-on-great-schools/

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something