Calendar days running out for makeups


Humboldt School Superintendent Greg Darling is counting the days and hours till winter is over, literally, as the school attempts to complete a 180-day school year calendar. Humboldt Independent photo by Phil Monson.

By Phil Monson
Winter weather cancellations are forcing Humboldt school officials to be proactive in making up for lost days.
During the regular monthly meeting of the Humboldt School Board Monday night (Feb. 18), Humboldt School Superintendent Greg Darling says the last day of class will be on Monday, June 3, as opposed to Tuesday, May 28, the day after Memorial Day.
While the district attempts to complete a 180-day school year, Darling says the district has the flexibility to count classroom hours to help fulfill the requirement.
“We have five hours in reserve that we can use – five two hours early out in reserve. If we use those up, then we may be talking about figuring out something else, but I think we are okay going forward,” Darling said.
Starting this week, Darling said on Wednesdays when school is dismissed one hour early because of professional development, if there is a two-hour late start due to inclement weather, then classes will end that day on a regular schedule at 3:20 p.m.
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