School year to be extended due to Hurricane Fiona
By The Star Staff
Education Secretary Eliezer Ramos Parés confirmed on Tuesday the extension of the school year due to the passage of Hurricane Fiona.
“The original calendar ended on June 6 with all the dates of final exams and everything, but that calendar will be extended minimally until June 9 considering adding about six days within the additional calendar that were not there before,” the official said in a radio interview.
“With that we would serve about 600 schools with the loss of school days because of Fiona,” he added.
Ramos Parés noted that “there are about 200 [schools] that could be still facing an additional week from June 9, with the potential for replacement, since we are in October and there is time to adjust the planning, so that those four or five additional days that we need to add can be replaced by alternative methods such as extended hours.”