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Mother Nature Forces Snow Make-Up Days At Area Schools

Northwest Iowa — The weekend blizzard caused us at KIWA to wonder how many snow days have been missed by area schools, as well as how those missed days have affected their projected end of the school year.

Sheldon Community Schools have missed three days of class due to weather this winter, along with an additional two days that the Orab boys played in the State Basketball Tournament. School officials say they have a total of five days to make up, as a result. Factoring in the days that were scheduled as possible sno make-up days, the end of the school year is projected, at least at this point, to be May 31st.

The MOC-Floyd Valley Schools have also missed three snow days, and will have to make up two of those, making the end of the school year May 25th.

At Central Lyon, they have missed a total of two days to winter weather. Central Lyon Schools had been scheduled to be done with classes May 23rd, but with the two make-up days, that has been pushed back to May 24th.

In the Sibley-Ocheyedan Community School District, they’ve missed just one day of school for snow vacation this winter, which has pushed back the end of their school year from May 23rd to May 24th.

At Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, four days have been missed due to the weather, and their last day of school is scheduled for May 25th.

West Lyon Schools find themselves in an interesting position this year. They have missed a total of four days due to snow, but will be making up only three of them. West Lyon officials say the start date of a major renovation project at the school will prevent the District from holding classes after May 25th, so that will be their last day. The West Lyon School Board elected to stick with that schedule and not make up the fourth missed day, since the school has plenty of class hours this year without the extra make-up day.

All of these schedules are accurate as of Monday morning (April 16th). If we see the weather that’s been predicted for Tuesday night and Wednesday this week come to fruition, they could be subject to change.

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