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School Briefs: Monte snow days, calendar set

Monte board adds snow days, decides on first day of school for 2014

The Montesano School Board did some housekeeping at its Nov. 23 meeting when it came to dealing with the calendars for the remainder of this school year and the beginning of next.

First, the board had to deal with the issue of three snow days it has declared this winter. Fortunately, the board had a couple of built-in days for just that reason. Unfortunately, they were one day short.

That means two Fridays originally set as days off on the 2013-14 school year calendar for March 14 and May 23 are now school days, meaning no three-day weekends for the students. Meanwhile, with no other built in “snow days” on the calendar, the school year will be extended one full day.

Students and families who were originally planning for the last day of school on Friday, June 13, just got some bad luck, as students must return on Monday, June 16, for one more day of instruction.

Noting that the Montesano district had more snow days off than neighboring districts, Superintendent Dan Winter said, “It was really the ice (on the roads) that was the issue. For whatever reason, we had significant ice compared to Elma or other districts.”

Meanwhile, the school board also decided that the first day of school for the 2014-15 school year will be Tuesday, Sept. 2, directly following Labor Day weekend.

East County students on CWU honor roll

The following East County students attending Central Washington University made the school’s honor roll for fall quarter:

Elma: Jessica Marie Sherman, junior; Cody Mason Taylor, junior; Troy Douglas Collin, junior.

Montesano: Sydney Ann Bullington, junior; Kara Loreen Trimble, senior; Cameron Jeffrey Myers, senior; Victoria Anne Schuh, sophomore; Tonya Lou Dickerson-Hornback, junior; Lacey Renee Goble, senior; Frank C.R. Willis, senior; Miranda Emily Smith, junior.

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