January 18, 2023

Storm Make-Up Days Scheduled

By Jessica Wald

Snow make-up days were discussed and approved during the regular meeting of the Napoleon Public School Board last Monday morning, January 9.

Superintendent Richard Bjerklie said there were three snow days last month that the school needs to make up. He said some have asked why the days are not forgiven by the state, but he reported that the state loses $12 million per day of a forgiven day. 

The full board was in attendance including President Crystal Johnson, Taylor Grunefelder, Jeff Schneider, Tori Gross and Shawn Puklich, along with Elementary Principal Whitney Weigel and HS Principal Chad Berger.

Bjerklie offered the board a few suggestions for make-up days, as the teachers need to make up more days than the students, as the students will get in enough learning hours. The board agreed to have school on the first day of State Wrestling, Thursday, February 16. On Friday, March 3, only teachers will come in and have a work day. The last day of the school year is planned for Tuesday, May 16, where there will be school a half day, while teachers will also attend the last half, along with teachers working on Wednesday, May 17 for a full day. Bjerklie said other days may have to be made up if there are more storm days, but they will discuss those dates if there happens to be more storm days. 

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