C-T: School schedules swirl

Publish Date: 02/04/2014
The Chronicle-Tribune touches base with local school districts, exploring how weather cancellations and delays have affected school calendars, and how they could impact upcoming ISTEP testing. 

As of Feb. 4, 2013, Marion Community Schools has used up all of the make-up days built in to the 2013-14 school year calendar, and has also had one additional canceled day. 

With winter far from over, we expect more cancellations may be necessary. We don’t take the decision to cancel or delay school lightly, because we know schedule changes affect our families and our staff. But on any given winter day, dangerous weather conditions certainly must trump scheduling concerns.

We have not yet set in stone when the extra missed day (or likely days) will be made up. We will update our families when that decision is made.