The Richmond Register

January 24, 2014

End of school year gets closer to June

Madison County Schools

Register Staff Report

RICHMOND — As of Friday, students in the Madison County School district have missed eight school days as the result of inclement weather in December and January, said Erin Stewart, district spokesperson.

When the school-year calendar was developed, administrators built in time for only four “snow days,” she said. The calendar will continue to be adjusted through the winter, as upcoming forecasts predict more snow and frigid temperatures.

Students will attend school on President’s Day, Feb. 17, which was scheduled as a holiday.

The last day of classes, originally scheduled for May 23, has now been moved to May 29.

A final calendar will be “generally approved” by the school board in March or April, Stewart said, after officials believe no additional days will be lost because of weather.