Schools reopen after four days off

Students expected back on Monday


Crews move snow in the north parking lot as Wayne Township schools reopen today. Students are expected to return on Monday.

Staff and teachers returned to Wayne Township schools today after the second heaviest single-day snow storm blanketed Indianapolis last weekend.

With reports of snow as deep as 13.5 inches in the area, schools remained closed throughout the week as Indianapolis dug itself out and residents braved frigid conditions with sub-zero temperatures reported for three days. Wayne Township, Indianapolis Public Schools, the other townships in Marion County and most surrounding schools remained closed today for a fifth straight day.

At Wayne, staff and teachers reported to their respective buildings for a professional development day and to give teachers a day to prepare for the second semester. This day was originally scheduled for this past Monday.

Superintendent Dr. Jeff Butts has indicated that the township has applied for a waiver from the state for Tuesday’s missed day. Wednesday was the second of the two-day cushion built into the schedule (the township was out in late September for Officer Bradway’s funeral possession) and Thursday will be made up by attending school on Feb. 17, which is Great Americans Day.

School is expected to return to normal schedules on Monday as temperatures are predicted to reach as high as 46 degrees this weekend. Ben Davis students will start Monday with a homeroom to receive second semester schedules. Also during the first week back, club picture day will be held in the main gym on Thursday. Look for photo schedules to be posted around the school on Monday and on this site.