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Spare snow day allows students extra day off
by Zack Steen
Mar 17, 2017 | 4627 views | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Alcorn County students will get one extra day off later this month.

School officials voted to amend the 2016-17 calendar recently deciding to dismiss school on Friday, March 31 since there is an extra snow day built into the schedule that hasn’t been used.

Two snow days were scheduled on the 180-day student calendar for inclement weather. The first snow day was taken on Jan. 6.

The district will also take off on April 14 for Good Friday and April 17 for good Monday. April 17 is reserved as a possible make-up day if the district must use a second snow or inclement weather day between now and then.

The final day of school will be May 25 for students. Graduation dates are also set for May.

Biggersville seniors will march on May 22 at the campus, while the Crossroads Arena will host Kossuth on May 23 and Alcorn Central on May 25.

Board members also recently approved the 2017-18 school calendar.

Students will attend 182 days of school in the coming year with the “same number” of time off as the current year, according to Superintendent of Education Larry B. Mitchell.

The first day of school is set for Aug. 3 for students.

Student holidays in the mix include Labor Day on Sept. 4, fall break on Oct. 6 and 9, Thanksgiving break on Nov. 20-24, Christmas break on Dec. 20-Jan. 3, Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 15, Presidents Day on Feb. 19, spring break on March 12-16, Good Friday on March 30 and good Monday on April 2.

There are also two snow days built into the schedule.

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