No Casimir Pulaski Day for Edwardsville students

News-DemocratFebruary 11, 2014 

AP GRAPHICS

— Casimir Pulaski Day is canceled for Edwardsville students.

The District 7 school board voted unanimously Monday to cancel planned holidays for Casimir Pulaski Day on March 3 and a teacher institute day on March 21. School will be in session on those two days for District 7 students.

Edwardsville is one of several districts considering canceling holidays or spring break in order to make up for the extraordinary number of snow days called during this year's brutal winter.

Superintendent Ed Hightower told the board that since announcing his proposal, he received 41 messages from parents supporting the plan and two messages from families who supported adding days but were upset that the proposal interfered with travel plans.

At the moment, spring break is still planned for April 14-18 and school is scheduled to end on May 28. But Hightower said there is still plenty of winter ahead.

"Let's hope that the weather cooperates and that the board will not have consider additional alternatives," Hightower said.

Contact reporter Elizabeth Donald at edonald@bnd.com or 239-2507.

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