East Penn Superintendent of Schools Thomas L. Seidenberger told the East Penn Board of School Directors at Monday night’s meeting that he expects the district will need February and March to make up two of the four days school was closed by Hurricane Sandy.
East Penn schools were closed Oct. 29, 30, 31 and Nov. 1, and Seidenberger said he hopes two of those days will be absorbed by the “snow days” built into the school district calendar. The other two, he said, will need to come off of a scheduled break in February – presidents weekend -- and spring break in March.
At this point, Seidenberger says he intends to ask the board at its next meeting on Dec. 3 to change Feb. 15 and March 28 from vacation days to regular school days. This will give parents and teachers time to change any plans they may have made, he said.
Between now and the December meeting, Seidenberger will talk to parents, teachers and administrators about the dates in play, which he says are the top choice for makeup days among superintendents in the region.
Seidenberger says he does not expect the state to excuse any days of school missed because of Sandy unless Pennsylvania experiences an extremely harsh winter.