By the end of school today, ETHS students and parents should know whether this school year will end later than June 6 because of the two days missed this week due to the cold weather.

Superintendent Eric Witherspoon told the District 202 School Board at its regular monthly meeting last night that “we’ll blast that information out” sometime late today.

Board President Gretchen Livingston acknowledged that making up the four days lost to the weather so far this month is quite a challenge because of state regulations on the length of the school year, the existing calendar, alignment with Evanston/Skokie District 65, the summer school schedule, and teacher contract obligations.

“It is very tricky to figure out how to make up these very unexpected days off,” she said.

Already both districts had decided to hold classes on the Casimir Pulaski state holiday on March 3, and there is reluctance to interfere with the spring break, scheduled for April 7-11, because many families had already booked trips with non-refundable airline reservations.

Earlier related story:

D65 to add a day to this school year

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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