NORFOLK — Superintendent Paul Zinni reports that the King Philip School Committee voted unanimously to cancel April vacation in an effort to ensure continuity of learning at home while schools remain closed until at least May 1.
The decision was made during the School Committee meeting Monday night, April 6.
April 21-24 will now be designated as days of remote learning. Patriots Day, on Monday, April 20, will still be observed as a holiday. As a result, the last day of school will now be June 19.
“After the statewide closure of schools was extended until at least May 4, the Commissioner of Education required that school districts create and implement more comprehensive and engaging distance learning programs for our students,” Superintendent Zinni said. “Our new plan was rolled out this week, and we feel that cancelling April vacation will ensure continuity of learning, keep students engaged in their distance learning activities and better prepare them to return to school when the time comes.”
The decision to cancel April vacation comes after extensive collaboration and communication with district administration, the teacher’s union and staff members.
For more information about the district’s distance learning plan, please visit the King Philip Regional School District website: https://www.kingphilip.org/.