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Janesville schools extend year to make-up weather days

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Gazette staff
February 12, 2014

JANESVILLE--The Janesville School District will extend the school year into the second week of June following the recommendation of district administrators.

The district has used four inclement weather days due to cold weather: Jan. 6-7 and Jan. 27-28.

“Our purpose is to provide students with positive learning experiences and to meet the requirements of state laws,” said Mary Ann Kahl, assistant director of administrative and human services for the district, in a release sent to parents Tuesday.

Kahl said the district will need to make up three weather days and will do so by adding full days on Friday, May 23; Friday, June 6, and Monday, June 9.

Summer school will begin Monday, June 16.

The last day of school originally was scheduled Thursday, June 5.

Superintendent Karen Schulte had the final say on how the district found school days to reach the 180 required by the state. She said at Tuesday's school board meeting that she chose to follow the administrative recommendation.

Lunch will be served and buses will run according to regular schedules during the make-up days, Kahl wrote.

If additional days are needed, they will be added after June 9, according to the release.



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