Archive for Thursday, February 3, 2011

Harsh winter could delay school’s end

February 3, 2011

The harsh winter weather could mean a longer school year for local students.

Tonganoxie USD 464 Superintendent Kyle Hayden said Monday afternoon that Tonganoxie had utilized four of its six inclement weather days built into its school calendar. With news of school closed Tuesday and today, Wednesday, Feb. 2, that leaves no snow days left in the midst of blizzard warnings.

“Once we hit our seventh day, we would be making up,” Hayden said. “We make those up at the end of the school year.”

During the last two school years, the district hasn’t used all of its school days and opted to end the school year early for budgetary reasons.

Hayden said the number of snow days allotted each year is usually in the ballpark of six to seven days. He said he’s looked at calendars from previous years that “never really have been above eight from what I saw,” he said.

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