School will be in session for New Canaan Public School students on April 9, 2012, a day that was originally designated a Professional Development Day. The schedule change will help make up for after Tropical Storm Irene blew through town, causing extensive power outages. At a meeting on Oct. 3, the Board of Education unanimously approved all changes to the 2011-2012 school calendar proposed by the administration, Board of Education Chair Nick Williams said.
The last day of school will be June 19, 2012.
The Board of Education began , after school opened four days late because of Irene. At the time, Williams said it was the earliest discussion of the school calendar he could recall.
The administration’s proposal makes contingencies for possible snow days during the winter.
The full proposal is as follows, according to the Board of Education.
April 9 Professional Development Day becomes a school day, making the last day of school June 19, 2012.
One additional snow day would make the last day of school June 20.
Two additional snow days would make the last day of school June 21.
Three additional snow days would make the last day of school June 22.
Four additional snow days would reduce instructional days from 182 to 181.
Five additional snow days would reduce instructional days to 180, the state mandate.
More than five days would require the shortening of the April vacation, beginning with Monday, April 2.
All scenarios have teachers working 187 days.