Students disappointed with last winter’s lack of snow have something to look forward to: the lack of school closings has prompted the Fairfax County School Board to remove two school days from the end of the year.
Before the School Board vote, the last day of school would have been June 19. Now, students will be released on June 15. The extra two days have been relabeled as teacher work days.
Usually, three extra days are added onto the end of the year as a precautionary measure against snow days or other inclement weather. Days are then added or removed as needed, depending on the weather.
The calendar change is dependent on the assumption that there will be no more weather-related school closures. If there are, the school board may have to reverse the changes made to the calendar.