The Times West Virginian

April 2, 2013

One more day added to school calendar

Weather forces addition of instruction day on June 3

By Jessica Borders
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Marion County students and employees will have to make up one more day this school year because of snow.

Randy Farley, administrative assistant of curriculum, technology and instruction for Marion County Schools, announced Monday that there has been another change to the calendar because of the day school was recently closed due to weather, which was discussed during the board of education meeting.

Monday, June 3, is now a day of instruction and the last day for students.

In the middle of March, several other changes were announced because of school closings. School will be held April 12, April 19, April 29 and May 24. The calendar would be modified again if school closes any more due to weather.

The last day for teachers is scheduled for June 6 unless there is another weather day before then.

The following dates have remained the same: April 22 is a Faculty Senate day; May 3 is an early release day; May 27, Memorial Day, is a holiday; and graduation is May 31.

Also during Monday’s meeting, Superintendent of Schools Gary Price mentioned some potential legislative changes that could cause a significant financial impact if those bills are passed.

One piece of legislation is proposing that any levy after July 1 of this year must have a certain amount of money set aside specifically for libraries, which would affect the construction of Marion County’s levy. Price said his main concern is the tremendous amount of money the county would have to dedicate to this purpose, which would take away levy funding from other projects.


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