Could Snow Days Become Instructional Days in Illinois?

Could Snow Days Become Instructional Days in Illinois?

ILLINOIS (RFD) — A law under the Bruce Rauner administration has left open the possibility that snow days could be considered ‘instructional days’ in Illinois schools, leaving open the possibility that school districts may not lose that day of instruction. Superintendent of Clinton Schools in DeWitt County, Curt Nettles says with the change in the funding formula in Illinois last year, the law also changed what is considered an ‘instructional day’.

With the way things are right now, Nettles indicates districts with the capabilities could still find ways to get instructional material to their students from home.

However, with a new Governor now in the fold in Illinois, Nettles says he is hearing the new administration is seeking to revert back to the way things were but is hopeful the supermajority in Springfield will find a “happy medium”.