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Winter forcing school administration to search for alternative end of year

Charles City, Iowa – Charles City School District Superintendent Mike Fisher is hinting there could be other options for the last day of the school year.

He tells North Iowa News he has potential solutions to let out students earlier than June 6 and staff June 11.

 

Iowa schools are based on hours, not days.  Fisher has built in extra hours throughout the school year to help alleviate the buildup of snow days.

Iowa’s governor cannot forgive snow days unlike some states.  A  bill on the floor in the legislature could make a change. It would need to clear both houses and have the governor’s signature.

Administration have discussed options like using spring break or lengthening the school day.

Fisher says those are not options.

 

He adds he isn’t ready to publicly discuss those options until later in the year.

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Kellan Heavican

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