District’s unused snow days may be put on ice


by Andrew Kastelman and Rob Zamparelli

The Board of Education does not at this time anticipate closing schools for any unused emergency days this year, according to Superintendent Brett Charleston who wrote to The Glen Echo on Wednesday in an email.

The district calendar this year allowed for two emergency closing days, but the district has not used either of them so far this school year.

New Jersey law requires public schools to be open for at least 180 school days. In Glen Rock, however, students and teachers can have up to 182 days of school, according to the agreement between the Glen Rock Board of Education and Education Association.

In the past, unused emergency closing days were added to Memorial Day Weekend. 

However, the snow days may not have completely evaporated. Charleston said that if plans change, it will be communicated to staff and parents.