DARIEN, Conn. -- The last day of school for Darien students will be June 19 as a result of the recent snowstorm. There are no plans to change February or April vacation.
The school district will likely shift a professional development day in April to make it a school day, according to Superintendent Stephen Falcone. Darien had one canceled school day as a result of last week's snowstorm, and had a 90-minute delay on Monday.
Falcone said that the Department of Public Works and the school facilities team worked hard to make sure that schools were prepared effectively for the storm and not much time was lost. He also said that teachers worked cooperatively after several teachers were stranded in their home towns following the storm.
"The difference of 10 miles from Darien to a place like Fairfield or Bridgeport is dramatic," Falcone said.
The schools faced a problem Monday morning when deciding whether or not to open schools, said School Finance Director Richard Huot. Ten of the schools' bus drivers live in Bridgeport and were unable to make it down to Darien to transport students. The drivers ended up taking a train from Bridgeport to Stamford, where they were picked up by a mini-bus so that they could drive students to school.
"I think they ought to be congratulated for their creativity," Huot said.
The schools originally pushed the last day of school back six days following Hurricane Sandy. The start of Darien Summer School was pushed to July 1. Though there may be more snow days before winter ends, the administration hopes the schools will let out no later than June 21.