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Eau Claire School Board to hear 4 options on better addressing snow days

Eau Claire (WQOW) – It is finally starting to feel like summer, but the Eau Claire School Board is already preparing for next winter.

On Monday, they will look at options to better address snow days.

The brutal winter caused a record 11 closures because of inclement weather, forcing the school year to be extended.

Monday, the calendar committee will present four options:

  • Pre-identifying days that could be easily switched to instructional days (pull-back days)
  • Setting a date to determine if the school days need to be extended to make up missed time
  • Extending the school day by seven minutes at secondary schools to build in a few buffer days
  • Combine some of the options together

The committee recommendation is to maintain the April 13 pull-back day, add May 22 as a pull-back day and add June 8, 9, 10 as make up days if needed.

The proposed modifications also result in the following emergency school closure days being built into the 2019-2020 school year calendar at each level

  • Elementary – 9.8 days built in with 5 additional days if needed
  • Middle – 3.8 days built in with 5 additional days if needed
  • High – 4.06 days built in with 5 additional days if needed

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer.

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