It’s likely school days won’t be added in June to make up for classes canceled due to treacherous winter weather in 2014 at Lyons Township High School.
Superintendent Tim Kilrea said arrangements are being finalized to hold classes on April 25, which had been scheduled as a teacher institute day.
The school calendar will be adjusted so a second day of classes will be added in May, instead of a teacher work day on May 30. Final exams are scheduled May 27 through 29, following the observance of Memorial Day May 26.
Kilrea said details are being worked out to adjust schedules for the extra day of instruction in May and still accommodate seniors taking finals and attending the prom on May 29.
Graduation exercises will continue as planned on June 1.
It’s likely teachers will return for a work day June 2, Kilrea said. The first session of summer school is scheduled to begin June 9.
The School Board is expected to formally approve the calendar changes during its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. March 17 at the north campus, 100 S. Brainard Ave.
Despite an onslaught of snowstorms at various times since January, it was the polar vortex with sub-zero temperatures and dangerous wind chills that prompted school closings Jan. 6, 7, 27 and 28.
Students weren’t scheduled to return from the winter break to begin the second semester until Jan. 7. Teachers missed a day of meetings on Jan. 6. Kilrea told the board Jan. 21 it was likely Jan. 7 classes would not have to be made up.