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www.wmfd.com - With the increased number of calamity days used during the 2013-14 school year, the Bucyrus City Schools Board of Education held a special meeting Feb. 4 to make decisions about the immediate future of the districtís current school calendar and other topics related to the issue. }}" />

   
 
 
Bucryus school board addresses calamity days issue

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 2/5/2014

With the increased number of calamity days used during the 2013-14 school year, the Bucyrus City Schools Board of Education held a special meeting Tuesday to make decisions about the immediate future of the district’s current school calendar and other topics related to the issue.

One of the first issues addressed by the Board concerned the school calendar for the current 2013-14 school year.

The Board voted to postpone the scheduled Waiver Day Friday, Feb. 14, to hold regular classes for students. While the postponement of the Waiver Day does not count as a make-up day, it does provide staff an additional day of instruction with students. They also voted to utilize the Monday after Easter, April 21, as a day of regular instruction for students.

The Board also approved a resolution to allow students to access and complete classroom lessons through the implementation of a “Blizzard Bag” program. This new program will allow the district to continue instruction during a total of three calamity days. The start date of the program is yet to be determined, and will be announced as soon as possible.

“More school districts are utilizing a ‘Blizzard Bag’ program to supplement instruction during calamity days,” Superintendent Kevin Kimmel said.

“Our hope is that our administrators and staff can begin working on the implementation process as soon as possible. We will utilize multiple forms of communication to keep parents informed about our progress and the projected start date of the program.”

 More detailed information on the school calendar changes, as well as the “Blizzard Bag” program, will be communicated to parents and students as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Kimmel at 419-562-4045 or email [email protected]

   
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