For Immediate Release: January 30, 2014
Contact: Rachel Strauch-Nelson (608) 663-1903
The Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) today announced adjustments to school schedules to make up instructional time due to school closings. MMSD closed for three days due to extreme cold this year.
The Wisconsin Department of Instruction requires schools to meet statewide standards for number of days and hours of instruction during the school year. Because of unscheduled school closures, some changes are needed to meet these requirements. The district will make the following adjustments to school schedules.
Four-year-old kindergarten: Afternoon sessions of 4K will add six minutes to the end of each day starting Monday, February 3. Morning sessions will add one additional session on June 12.
Elementary Schools: All elementary schools will add six minutes to the end of each school day starting Monday, February 3. Early start schools will dismiss at 2:37p.m. (1:05p.m. on Mondays), and late start schools will dismiss at 3:22p.m. (1:50p.m. on Mondays). The last day of school, June 12, will also be a full day.
Middle Schools: There will be no changes to middle school schedules.
High Schools: There will only be changes to the La Follette High School schedule. There will be no changes to other high schools. La Follette High School will add four minutes to the beginning and end of the school day, so regular days will run from 8:16a.m. to 3:34p.m. The last day of school will dismiss at 12:30p.m.