It’s bad news for students, but potentially good news for parents in Gary, Ind.
The Gary Community School Corporation announced Monday that schools will be open Saturday to make up for one of the many snow days this year’s brutal winter forced.
“We finally got through one of the most trying winters in decades,” the announced read. “It is now time to address students making up missed instructional hours.”
The Indiana Department of Education required all school districts to make up snow days.
Schools in Gary have already extended the school year to account for most, but officials said Saturday will be a make-up date for March 13.
Bus and food services will be available for students, officials said.
The Chicago-area experienced one of the snowiest seasons on record this year, causing several snow days for area schools.
District officials at Chicago Public Schools also extended their school year to make up for lost days.
January’s heavy snow and freezing temperatures closed at least 658 schools.