SCHOOLS ALLOWED TWO WAIVER DAYS FOR SNOW: WCCS to utilize three make-up days for extra week off

COLUMBIA CITY — With an extra week of vacation last week due to the winter storm, many parents and students are concerned about the school year being extended into the summer.For students of Whitley Count Consolidated Schools, thanks to two-day a waiver from the state, the last day of school is still May 28 — for now.Since Whitley County was under a declared state of emergency for two days last week, Monday and Tuesday, Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) officials approved to grant free days to districts under extreme weather conditions.“I haven’t seen the IDOE approve waiver days in many years,” said WCCS Superintendent Patricia O’Connor. While students were off school all week, teachers weren’t.Because only emergency travel was allowed Monday and Tuesday in Whitley County, O’Connor said teachers and staff were notified to stay home. To read the rest of this story, see the Jan. 15Schools allowed two waiver days for snow issue 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.