Like the Freehold Regional High School District, the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District (MERS) must make-up days lost during the time off taken as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
Currently, Governor Chris Christie and the Department of Education have no intention of waiving the 180-day requirement for school’s calendars causing districts to scramble to make up lost days.
The MERS Board of Education approved an amended calendar at their Tuesday night meeting which turns two originally scheduled days off into regular school days. Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 21) and President’s Day (Feb. 18) will now be open for school within the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School district.
After discussing the possibility of taking some days off of spring break, the Board decided to adhere to the original calendar which stipulates that any additional days missed due to inclement weather would be tacked on to the end of the school year.
As of right now the 2012-2013 school calendar ends on Wednesday, June 26. However, the potential of more days added in June exists if snow days are taken this winter.