While most schools in the area call for two hour delays when weather plays a factor in traveling safely to school, North Judson-San Pierre schools operate on a 90-minute delay.
Superintendent Lynn Johnson explains that at least six times each semester, Bluejay Collaboration Time takes place the first 90 minutes of the school day. This is a chance for teachers to take time to analyze data and form Response to Instruction Groups.
“What we decided to do is to stay with the same schedule on any kind of delay whether it’s weather or collaboration time,” explained Johnson. “This makes it less confusing for parents, for one thing, but the other thing is it would be one more schedule at the high school and middle school. We decided that every delay would be 90 minutes.”
Johnson added that the Bluejay Collaboration Time has been in place since the spring.