STUDENTS AND parents in the Philadelphia School District may have to rearrange those spring-break plans.
The district announced yesterday that schools will be open April 15, 16 and 17 - previously designated for spring recess - to make up for the six snow days so far this academic year. The last day of school would be June 19.
By state law, elementary and secondary schools are required to be in session at least 180 days. However, the state secretary of education can approve 990 hours for secondary schools, 900 hours for elementary and 450 hours for kindergarten as the equivalent of 180 days. By adding three days, the district would meet the hours standard.