Parents React to FWCS Make-up Plan

Published 02/25 2014 09:05PM

Updated 02/26 2014 08:35AM

 Fort Wayne Community School students will be in class for an extra hour starting March 3 through April 11.  The board of trustees voted on adding an hour to make-up the twelve days of school missed due to the bad weather.

Parents WFFT spoke with have different opinions on the boards decision.   

“I honestly think it's a good decision. I would rather them go a little later everyday for a month rather than go an extra month in summer,” said FWCS parent, June Clark.

“I feel like if they go later into June they would miss their entire summer,” said FWCS parent Joseph Born.   

However, the extra hour doesn't fit everyone.

“It’s going to mess up our days. Now we have to change our schedule so it's kind of rough,” said FWCS parent Richard Cole. 

Elementary after school activities  will be cancelled during the five weeks, middle and high school activities will continue, but they will just start later.

The state offered a variety of options to make up the missed days.  One of those options to supplement the days was e-learning, but that wasn't an option for FWCS because the district doesn’t offer one-to-one computers and not all students have reliable internet access at home. 

Fort Wayne Community Schools says that elementary students will focus on math and English/ language arts instruction. While middle school students will add about 12 minutes to each period of the day and high school kids will tack on 10 extra minutes to each period.    

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