After our snow day on February 20th, we are at 8 full days off (7 that we need to make up).
After much discussion and thought, the decision has been made by the school board with my recommendation to add 20 minutes to each day starting on Monday, March 4th for the remainder of the year. Dismissal from Central will be at 3:25 p.m. and approximately 3:35 p.m. from West Elementary.
By adding this time to each day, we will be able to make up 4 of the 7 student and staff days that we have missed. These minutes will be added to the end of each day so the start time will not change.
With this plan, the last student day will be Friday, May 31st. This will be a firm last day of school for students even if we have additional snow days. As of today, the last day for staff will be Monday, June 3rd. Staff will make up additional days after June 3rd if we have additional snow days to meet their contractual agreement.
Our belief is that making up time now is much more beneficial than at the beginning or middle of June. We also understand that this change may be an inconvenience and may affect other schedules but I hope there can be an understanding of this need. Minnesota has a state statute regarding hours and number of days a district must meet during a school year.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at Joe_Meyer@mcc.mntm.org , call me at 507-836-6575, or stop by the school anytime during the day.
Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.
Joe W. Meyer, Superintendent