ELKHART — Students attending Concord Community Schools will have longer days starting April 14.
In order to make up for some of the snow days from this school year, students will be expected to start each day 20 minutes earlier and leave 40 minutes later than the scheduled time.
Concord Community Schools Superintendent Wayne Stubbs announced the plans at the school board meeting Monday, March 3.
The district conducted a phone survey the last week of February asking parents and staff members for feedback regarding options to make up for school days.
The options were adding extra time onto school days starting after spring break and adding days to the school calendar.
Of those who answered, 59 percent said they would prefer to add time onto school days, while a 34 percent voted to to extend the school year. Of those who answered, 7 percent said they had no preference.
Stubbs said the schedule is still in draft format, but it will be finalized and sent home with each students by March 7.
Bus pick-up and drop-off adjustments will be included in the information distributed to students, according to a press release from the district.
Stubbs said the new schedule will allow the schools to make up for five days of the eight days they lost due to inclement weather.