The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Virtual snow day options under consideration

Further discussion planned for September board meeting

 

August 27, 2020

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Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Superintendent Patrick Carlin and school board members this month discussed how the district could use virtual [online] learning as a way of eliminating traditional "snow days" to make up lost time

The method of making up lost instructional time due to weather interruptions may be in for some changes this year.

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Superintendent Patrick Carlin and school board members this month discussed how the district could use virtual [online] learning as a way of eliminating traditional "snow days" to make up lost time.

The 2020-21 school calendar currently lists eight snow days: Dec. 23, April 5, May 21 and May 24-28. The May dates follow the scheduled end of classes on May 20.

"What would be wrong with doing four and four? It would be worth a try," said Board President Scot...



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