How will the school calendar be impacted by a strike?
The number of days that a strike can last is ultimately up to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. State law allows for 180 days of instruction by June 15, for an initial strike and it is the PDE’s responsibility to determine how many days will need to be made up in the calendar. The District will then look at the school calendar and develop a new calendar with the possibilities of using Staff Development days, holiday breaks and summer vacation days to make up for the strike days. By law, days the District cannot use as school days are Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The District has very intention of providing as much education to as many of our students as possible regardless of a teacher strike.