LACONIA — With seniors at Laconia High School reportedly concerned about the date of graduation, school Superintendent Terri Forsten said yesterday that "we're following the same process we've followed for years. We wait until the the snow stops flying, determine how many days we need to make up, consider our options and set a date."
Students expecting to graduate on Saturday, June 6 fear that to compensate for school days lost to foul weather the ceremony may be held a week later on June 13.
Forsten said that school closed for three days because of snow storms this winter, noting that a state of emergency was declared on one of those days, reducing the number to be made up to two. In addition, she said there were several late starts to be taken into account. She explained that in the past 30 minutes were added to the end of the school day and seniors took classes or performed community services on Saturdays. "We have a number of options," she remarked.
"This year there has been a bit of clutter," Forsten observed. "There are a few processes we need to go through," she continued, stressing that "no decision has been made"
Forsten anticipated that the School Board will weigh the issue when it meets on Tuesday, April 7. "That is within our normal time frame," she insisted.
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