Despite missing four days of school this week, the Southern Door School District is still safe from any potential changes to the school schedule. Due to changes in the way the state looks at instructional time, the school district still expects to surpass what is required without the addition of make-up days. Patti Vickman, the superintendent of the Southern Door School District, said it's more about the time spent in class than the number of days missed.
If the weather continues to be an issue this winter, Vickman said they might still have to add make-up days. According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 1,050 hours of instruction are needed for grades 1-6 and 1,137 hours are needed for grades 7-12. This system was implemented by legislation in 2013.