School board will wait until Feb. meeting to talk about snow days

Last updated: January 13. 2014 12:45PM - 863 Views
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The Logan County school system has not made any definite plans on when to make up its snow days, according the superintendent Marshall Kemp.

“We’ve missed three days so far,” Kemp said. “We have a plan according to the calendar where we will use President’s Day and our intercession week and then go to May 23, 27, 28 and 30.”

But just which of those potential days will now be likely won’t be decided until next month’s school board meeting.

“Right now I don’t know which days we will use because we don’t know how many more days we’re going to miss,” Kemp said.

President’s Day is Monday, Feb. 17, this year. The February school board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 11.

“We’ll just wait until that next school board meeting because we’ll probably have a better idea of how many days we are going to have to make up,” Kemp said.

The intersession week this year is scheduled for march 24-28.

Two of the three “snow” days the school district has to make up happened last week, but there was snow involved.

The administration chose to close school last Monday and Tuesday because of the extreme cold - something Kemp says he never remember happening in all his years in the school district.

“I don’t think we’ve ever cancelled because of the cold,” he said. “There has probably been a day or two in years past when we should have though. In the past, we’ve either canceled school because of bad weather or the threat of it. But I think closing for the cold was the right thing to do because it was an extreme case. It’s always better to err for the sake of caution.”

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