Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Only one snow day left until school schedule would be extended

by Matt Hughes
J-E News Editor
An unexpectedly harsh winter has pushed the Webster County School schedule to the breaking point. So far administrators have been able to work the days school has been canceled into the school year, leaving little room for any other absences.
One day. That is how much time the district can miss before it will have to extend the school schedule, which does not end until Wednesday, May 28.
So far this year Webster County Schools have been closed on seven occasions due to severe winter weather. Students will start making those days up on Monday, February 3, 2014, taking advantage of the district’s unique four-day school week.
Classes will be in session on the following Mondays that were previously scheduled as planning days: 2/3, 2/24, 3/10, 2024, 3/31, 4/14 and 4/28.
The only planning day left on the schedule is Monday, February 10. If weather were to force another closing prior to that date, the district would use it as well.
“Some districts are getting into Spring Break,” said district assistant superintendent Riley Ramsey. “We did not want to do that. People have vacations planned and some of the sports teams have trips planned.”

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