LONGER SCHOOL DAYS: SGCS announces snow make-up plans

CHURUBUSCO — An extra half hour of school and two Saturdays are part of the plan for Smith-Green Community Schools to make up missed snow days for the 2013-14 calendar year.Superintendent Galen Mast said the proposed plan came from the Discussion Team, which sought feedback from the SGCS community through surveys.A total of 529 surveys were completed, and Mast said they were influential in the final decisions made.Currently, the district has 10 snow days to make up. Five of those days will be made up by adding 30 minutes to the school day, with classes beginning 10 minutes earlier and dismissing 20 minutes later.This will make the new school day last from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and the plan will commence Monday, March 3.Two Saturdays will have school be in session: March 22 and April 12. Administrators said those with work or family obligations may be excused if their parents call the school.To read the rest of this story, see the Feb. 27 of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.