COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Coldwater School Superintendent Dr. Tina Kerr told the Board of Education last night that it’s now official. Coldwater students will have to be in school on Monday and Tuesday, June 16th and 17th for two extra full days of instruction because of the number of class days lost with winter weather cancellations. The last day of school was supposed to be a half day on June 13th. Kerr said they have already changed two of their half days, professional development days, making them full days to get in the required hours. But the bottom line, she said, there is no way to make up the missed class time other than add on at the end of the academic year. Kerr said a lot of parents don’t understand that although they can add hours and minutes, it’s days that count.
Some have asked about possibly having kids in class on Good Friday. Kerr told the school board that it’s no secret that Coldwater is a rather religious community and a lot of people observe that school holiday on the Friday before Easter with their faith. They considered it, but it again goes back to the same issue, how many families would choose not to send the students to school on Monday, June 16th, if there were only one extra day.