This week the School Committee announced their plan on how to make up the majority of school days lost to the October snow storm and Hurricane Irene, due in part to a poll given to students, teachers and parents by Superintendent Olsen, which was copied for the general public here on Westford Patch.
Ultimately the board chose to take Tuesday and Wednesday from February and April Vacation under Olsen's advice that further snow days pushing the calendar deeping into June would have a severe impact on scholastic performance.
The advice however did not correspond with the outcome of the poll, which the Superintendent's office told Patch was largely influenced by high school seniors who would be spending those days in June in a relaxed academic environment.Option Total Votes Make no adjustments, allow future snow days to accrue after June 19. 2,339 Have two days of school during February Vacation and two days of school during April Vacation 1,342 Have school on four Saturdays between January and May 978 Cancel February Vacation 960 Cancel April Vacation 398
CORRECTION: Tuesdays and Wednesdays were the days chosen during the vacations, not Wednesdays and Thursdays.