A Word About Spring in Colorado

A Word About Spring in Colorado…and the Last Day of School
Posted on 05/06/2019
Snowy BusesAs you know, the District 14 School Board sets a tentative final day of school when it approves the district calendar each year. Then we track the number of snow days during the course of the winter to ensure our students attend the state-required minimum number of schooldays in the academic year. If we dip below the minimum, we must extend the year.
Currently, we are exactly at that limit at MSES, even though the other D14 schools have one buffer day left. (As you’ll recall, we lost an extra day when the city’s sewer system broke on Pawnee Ave. and we had to close down because there was no water at the school.) The D14 School Board has granted Supt. Longfield the power to decide the last day according to the Old Man Winter’s behavior over the next three weeks. If we incur another snow day, he will need to add an additional school day onto the end of the year.
Our planned summer release still is 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. (Students will have had lunch before dismissal.) With each new sunny Spring day, we feel more confident we can stick to that day, but…there is snow in the forecast later this week and, well, what could go wrong, right? We will, of course, keep you fully informed along the way.
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