SA adds 30 minutes to school days for remainder of year

    South Adams Schools will make up days missed this past winter due to severe weather by adding 15 minutes to the school day in the morning and another 15 minutes at the end of the day for the remainder of the year, the South Adams Board of Education determined at a special meeting Tuesday night.
    The Indiana Department of Education requires 180 days of instruction annually, Superintendent of Schools Scott Litwiller told the board. The South Adams school system to date has missed a total of 11 days this year due to weather-related cancellations. Litwiller said two days have already been made up (one in January and one in February), with the state waiving the Jan. 6 and 7 dates due to severe weather which impacted the entire state. Currently, South Adams Schools will need to make up seven missed days, Litwiller said. He proposed doing so by adding time to both the beginning and end of the school day.
    The plan would equate to three full days of instruction, with the state expected to waive the remaining four days, Litwiller explained. 
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