Snow forces board to add 1 extra day

Sean C. Morgan

The school year will be extended by one day to make up for one of three days canceled in March due to snow.

Students will attend school through June 13 instead of June 12. The final day will be a half day. June 14 will be a grading day, and June 15 and June 18 will serve as the two furlough days that were scheduled at the end of the year.

The School Board adopted the calendar revision Monday night during its regular meeting.

School was canceled on March 13, March 21 and March 22.

Last summer, in a memoran-dum of agreement regarding furlough days, the classified union, the teachers union and School District 55 agreed that any snow days beyond two will be made up at the end of the year and that snow days will not be used as furlough days.

The remaining two snow days will not be made up.

Pay for licensed staff, which is primarily teachers and administrators, will not be affected. Classified employees, who provide support services, are paid hourly and will not be paid for the two snow days or hours missed on the three school days that were delayed.

Present at the meeting were board members Chanz Keeney, Dale Keene, Chairman Jason Redick, Mike Reynolds, David VanDerlip, Jenny Daniels and Kevin Burger.

Absent were Michael E. Adams and Billie Weber.

In other business, the board:

n Accepted the retirement of Jayme Zwierzyna, a teacher at Hawthorne School, effective at the end of the school year.

n Appointed Teresa D. Wilson to the Budget Committee. All positions on the Budget Committee have been filled. The district’s budget meetings begin on April 30.

n Hired Kerstin Brosterhous as high school business education teacher. She has been serving in the position as a temporary employee.

n Accepted and appropriated a $1,500 Oregon Natural Resources Education Fund Grant for the high school Forestry Club’s portable sawmill project.

n Declared as surplus for scrap a 1982 International four-wheel chassis.