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Trumbull Public Schools Lose Feb. Vacation

Monday, Feb. 18, is still a day off because of Presidents' Day.

Any more snow days and students will be in school April 1, Schools Supt. Ralph Iassogna said Wednesday afternoon.

The February break from Feb. 19 to Feb. 23 is gone, but Monday Feb. 19 is still a day off, Iassogna said. The Board of Education will deal with any future snow days as they come.

Iassogna said despite the 90-minute delay Wednesday morning, "we were able to open without major school-generated issues."

Police had to clear a major traffic jam in the Daniels Farm Road/Strobel Road area that backed the road up for 40 minutes, according to the superintendent.

That area is home to Hillcrest Middle School, Trumbull High School and Daniels Farm School.

Iassogna thanked Stamford, which donated plowing services; the Trumbull High School Owner's Representative Company, AFB, for getting a structural engineer to inspect the roofs; and the schools' custodial and maintenance staff.

It took more than 100 people to remove excess snow at three schools, he said.

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Iassogna also thanked Public Works Director John Marsilio for using his staff to help clear snow and open schools.

"Thanks for your patience as we jointly deal with weather-related issues," Iassogna said.

louis February 14, 2013 at 09:27 PM
Is it the result of some administrators union contract or is the school board in a funky spot in allowing little Johnny to move to the next grade without the requisite number of indoctrinational hours? I'm pretty certain it isn't in state statute.
louis February 14, 2013 at 09:33 PM
Either way, it seems to have nothing whatsoever to do with little Johnny's merit for graduation, whether it is departmental vanity or an act of god
louis February 14, 2013 at 10:15 PM
So, two days with the town buried in snow equals a week's worth of vacation forfeited. Can we get a similar commitment from the first selectman, in solidarity with the people and the little children, that he works through his vacation this year for no extra salary; the proceeds to be given to the Senior class at Trumbull High School?
Jr Rosas February 15, 2013 at 01:18 AM
What are you talking about? The loss of the Feb vacation was the result of maxing out on the snow days tacked on at the of the year. The schools accumulated 5 days during the Superstorm, 1 day on a November 8th snow storm, 1 snow day in early January, and then 3 additional days this week. Just in case you needed further assistance, that's a total of 10 days and it is still winter. I hope that we simplified enough for you.
louis February 15, 2013 at 03:43 PM
Thanks Jr....but you do realise there is no requirement that there has to be any set number of school days, so in essence they are making these poor children lose the vacation time they were looking forward to.
Jr. Rosas February 15, 2013 at 05:26 PM
There is a requirement of a minimum of 180 days.
JR February 15, 2013 at 07:06 PM
I wish I had your free time.
louis February 15, 2013 at 07:20 PM
be careful what you wish for...you also wouldn't want my responsibility
louis February 15, 2013 at 07:21 PM
state, federal or town requirement. I don't recall the general assembly making such a dictate? Also, the intent of the law is that reasonable people in positions of authority would make exceptions in challenging times. certainly this year, hurricane, blizzard and madmen shooting up schools would fall into such a category
JR February 16, 2013 at 01:04 AM
I'd like to form my own opinion. Thank you very much.
louis February 16, 2013 at 04:54 PM
Can't wait until we get to hear your own opinion, JR!

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