Webster Groves High School officials announced today that due to the number of snow days during the current school year, 30 minutes (yes, 30 long minutes) will be added to the academic year in order to meet state attendance requirements.
"To accomplish this," the school said on its website, "we are adding one additional minute to each school day, particularly 7th period, from May 4-May 28."
That's right, one extra minute. Can it get worse? Yes, it can:
"We will also add an additional two minutes to each final exam on May 29 and June 1-2, making dismissal time 11:09 a.m. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause."
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.