Lebanon Reporter

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January 14, 2014

Area schools plan snow make-up days

An appeal that would allow the Western Boone Community School Corp. to waive two snow make-up days is pending at the Indiana Board of Education, Western Boone Superintendent Dr. Judi Hendrix said Monday.

The district lost five school days because of a winter storm that dropped up to 14 inches of snow on Boone County and was accompanied by sub-zero temperatures.

Hendrix said Western Boone will make up some of those classes by being in session on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 20, and Presidents’ Day, Feb. 17.

Lebanon students will also be in school on the two holidays, in addition to May 23. Last Monday, Jan. 6, was a professional development day for staff, so it was not a student day. Students were out the rest of the week.

Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor hopes to get a waiver from the state for last Tuesday, Jan. 7. The state announced last week that waivers would be available for Jan. 6 and 7.

State law requires students to be in school for 180 days. A waiver for a day means the state will allow 179 student days. For example, Taylor said, the state granted Henryville a few days of waivers after its destructive March 2012 tornado.

Lebanon’s three make-up days, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, and May 23, were built-in snow make-up days, if necessary, Taylor said.“We leave those days in so we have access to them if needed,” Taylor said.

That leaves Lebanon with two additional days that can be used as snow make-up days before extending the school year beyond graduation, May 30, Taylor added. Students do not come in on Memorial Day, May 26, and their last day is May 28. May 29 is currently scheduled as a teacher work day, but can be used as a make-up day, as can May 30.

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