School year extended due to snow days

Snow days – days when school is closed due to the weather – are now “good news, bad news” days. The good news for teachers and students is they have an unplanned day of leisure. The bad news is they’ll be in school in June, when everything outdoors is calling them.

As of Thursday, the last day of school for students has been moved to Tuesday, June 4, announced school superintendent Tim Christensen. The last day was originally scheduled for May 31.
Greene County and Paton-Churdan have had one early dismissal and three late starts, and four days of school have been cancelled.

Christensen explained schools now count hours of school to meet state attendance requirements, not days. As a result, schools aren’t required to make up every day missed. However, schools are no longer able to count the hours missed during a late start that previously counted as an entire school day.

Seniors are the lucky ones; they will not have to make up snow days. Commencement will be held May 26 as planned.

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