Pentucket Considers Saturday School Days Because of Snow

Pentucket Regional High School.

A plan to make up recent snow days in the Pentucket Regional School District, including days missed due to a water main break outside Pentucket Regional High School, West Newbury, is expected to go before the district school committee Tuesday night.

According to committee documents, Superintendent Jeffrey Mulqueen proposes a make-up schedule with full day session on Saturday, March 28 and on Good Friday, April 3. Another proposed Saturday session on April 11 would be an early release day.

Also, at Pentucket Regional High School, a plan would allow two days of “Flexible Learning Time” Saturdays, March 14 and March 21.

If approved, the make-up schedule “preserves the April vacation, shifts the last day of school to June 22 for all students and avoids the spring sports season,” according to Mulqueen.

The proposal to adopt a flexible learning time option for high school students would substitute for the two days cancelled before the February vacation week due to the water main break which occurred under route 113 at the high school’s service connection.

“This option will accelerate the high school’s implementation of Individual Student Success Plans and course selection for the upcoming school year. Students will participate off-site in structured learning and electronically engage with the high school’s professional staff,” Mulqueen said.

The Pentucket Regional School District’s school committee meets at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, in the cafeteria at Pentucket Regional High School, 24 Main Street, West Newbury.

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