Make-up days set for school days lost to weather



Those days that allowed school children to play in the snow, build snowmen and have snowball fights are back in the books at schools in Dunn County.
“We haven’t had to make up this many days in a long time,” said Twin Buttes School Principal Sandy Starr.
Old Man Winter has left his calling card that resulted in heavy snow, high winds and freezing temperatures over the past few months that forced school officials to cancel school.
Twin Buttes has to make up five days because of weather issues. They made up one day on Dec. 21, 2016, and the others are scheduled for Feb. 20, March 17, April 17 and May 26, Starr said.
Killdeer Public School has to make up two days to reach the state-mandated 175 student contact days, said Superintendent Gary Wilz.
School in Killdeer was cancelled on Dec. 13, 2016 and Jan. 3
The first make-up day will be today for Killdeer students. The second day will be March 3, Wilz said.
Wilz said he plans for make-up days based on an average from the previous five years.
In Halliday, the dates for the make up have been approved, said a school official. But he was not authorized to release the dates at this time.

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