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Apr 10 2014

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School Board Sets Graduation Dates

Last week’s spring break enjoyed by county student and teachers alike was the result of a unique plan that allows Scott County to make up missed days in quicker fashion.

Scott County Division Superintendent John Ferguson explained that he gave some options to the board to consider at their last meeting that would allow the school system to make up its missed days for weather problems.

“I explained that we can make up the first five days and then after that each additional day added to the calendar can be counted for two days,” Ferguson said. “With this option, we will still be able to meet the necessary instructional days and would put June 5 as our last day of school.”

Scott students have missed a total of 15 days in the current school year. Ferguson said that March 28 was the first make-up day added to the calendar which allowed students to have a whole week for spring break.

May 23 was supposed to be the last day of school for students with teachers working two additional days. But the harsh winter weather wreaked havoc on the original schedule.

During their last meeting, school officials also selected graduation dates for the three county high schools.

“After conferring with the high school principals at Gate City, Rye Cove and Twin Springs, we decided to hold graduation ceremonies on three consecutive days in June,” Ferguson said.

Gate City High School will hold its graduation ceremonies on Monday, June 2. The following day, Rye Cove High School planned its ceremony for Tuesday, June 3. Twin Springs High School’s graduation ceremony for the Class of 2014 is set for Wednesday, June 4.

All ceremonies will start at 7 p.m.

Because Rye Cove’s ceremony is on the date of the regular school board meeting, the June meeting of the Scott County School Board will be decided at the May meeting of the board.

Students, staff and teachers enjoy one final day off before the end of the 2013-14 year on Friday, April 19 for Good Friday.

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