Public schools in Western Washington will be releasing kids for summer later than usual this year, thanks in large part to January's crap-tastic weather. The Seattle School Board announced yesterday its decision to extend the school year by two days, meaning Seattle's little hellions will run free Friday, June 22 instead of Wednesday, June 20.
Surely to the chagrin of little Sally and Johnny, the school board voted unanimously against applying for a state waiver that would have allowed the district to avoid making up the three days of school missed in January because of severe winter weather conditions.
In Tacoma, June 22 will also mark the end of the public school year, a decision announced in early February and similarly intended to make up the three days Tacoma lost to shitty weather in January. Tacoma also voted against applying for a state waiver to avoid making up the days.
However, in Tacoma the school year had already been extended nine days thanks to September's teachers' strike. Four of those make-up days were found on the calendar between December and May, with June 13-19 tacked on to the end.
Either way, it all means area youngsters will have to wait a bit longer before doing this.