Local School Districts Adjusting School Calendar Due To Winter Weather

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Local school districts are looking at two things ahead of another round of frigid winter weather, the forecast and the calendar.

The early arrival of snow coupled with last month’s extreme cold temperature means some districts like Athens City School and Nelsonville-York have used up the five calamity days allotted by the state.

Both districts have had seven snow days so far.  Athens City Schools District superintendent Carl Martin says the district will make up the two days on Feb. 14th and 17th.  The 14th was scheduled to be a non-instructional day for teacher conferences.  The 17th is President’s Day.

Martin says any future snow days will be made up at the end of the year.  The last day of school for students is set for May 23rd.

“I think we will be making up a few more days,” Martin said.

Students at Nelsonville-York will also be in the classroom on President’s Day and face a Spring Break that is at least one day shorter.  Superintendent Mick McClelland says Spring Break may be even shorter if weather forces more school cancellations.  The district will also extend the school year, if needed.

Alexander Local Schools is also likely to extend the school year if needed, but so far the district has only cancelled school five times.