Merrill Students to Make up 2 Days for Weather-related Cancellations

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

The Merrill School District Board of Education has voted on which days will be made up by students due to weather-related cancellations.

Monday night, the board voted to approve February 21st and April 4th as those make-up days. These dates were originally scheduled as staff development days on the 2013-14 calendar.

The District can meet statutory requirements by counting two of the four days as inclement weather days; however,we needed to look for other options when the extremely cold weather persisted. “Simply adding on days to the calendar was not a desired action plan,” said Wally Leipart, superintendent of Merrill Area Public Schools. “It would lengthen the school year, impact summer school, and postpone the start of summer maintenance/cleaning projects.”

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