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To make up for the two days that Evanston/Skokie District 65 schools were closed due to the winter weather, the district advised parents today that the school year will end one day later than planned.

The last day of school for students will now be Friday, June 6, instead of Thursday, June 5. And it will be a full day of classes. As it turns out, June 6 is also the final day of classes for Evanston Township High School.

Also, there will be a full day of school on Monday, March 3, which was originally a non-attendance day in observance of Casimir Pulaski Day. That move brings District 65 into conformance with ETHS, which had not scheduled Pulaski Day as a school holiday this year.

The changes were necessary, district officials explained, because the Illinois School Code requires schools to have a specific number of days of instruction and a specific number of hours of instruction during the school year.

The latest message follows an announcement yesterday that next Wednesday will be a full day of classes for District 65 and not an early-dismissal day for staff development as previously planned.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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