FLORA — Recovering from missed instructional time and finding ways to make up snow days caused by the heavy snowfall and subzero temperatures has been on many local superintendents’ minds.
The make-up plan for missed days at Carroll Consolidated School Corp. appears a little different than other make-up plans. Students in the district have experienced three-hour delays as well as having school on Saturday.
The first day of Saturday school on Feb. 8 went ok, Chris Lagoni, the district’s superintendent, said at a school board meeting Tuesday evening. Only 22 to 27 students had unexcused absences at each building, which isn’t any more than a normal school day, Lagoni said.
Lagoni said a few parents actually called and have had positive thoughts.
The make-up plan, as it stands now, is listed on the Carroll school page. Students will have another Saturday make-up day March 1.
Principals at each school talked about the make-up plans at the board meeting.
Amanda Skinner, principal at Carroll Elementary School, talked about how flexible teachers have been with both Saturday school and three-hour delays. There has only been positive feedback, Skinner said.
“Winter is weighing on everyone but students and teachers are staying positive,” Skinner said.
Three-hour delays, instead of the usual two-hour delays, have been implemented as a way to have school on days where the weather calls for a delay instead of cancelling school completely.
After surveying staff members, 85 percent had positive things to say about the decision to have three-hour delays when needed. The other 15 percent mostly gave suggestions on what could make it better, Lagoni said.
On Saturdays, school begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 4:09 p.m. at the Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School and students arrive at the Carroll Elementary at 10:48 a.m. and are dismissed at 4 p.m.