Status report on Makeup Days
Regarding the snow days and how the makeup days will impact K-11 students, here is what we know to this point:
- RSD has had nine closures this winter with school now scheduled to end on Wednesday, June 21, instead of Friday, June 9.
- The District will petition the state in March asking that some of the makeup days be waived.
- The state has already informed the District that school must continue thru Wednesday, June 14, at a minimum.
- Also coming into play is a state requirement that students receive 1,027 instructional hours; this requirement cannot be waived; this is a separate issue from the makeup days.
“Our administrative team and union representatives will explore and analyze all options in the coming weeks,” says Superintendent Rick Schulte. “The issue is complicated and involves complying with state regulations. It will take some time to sort out. We ask everyone to be patient as we work through the process.”
At the January 24 meeting, the Richland School Board agreed to keep graduation on Friday, June 2.
The details of how seniors will get in the required number of instructional hours are still to be worked out.