Administrators May Have to Get Creative to Make Up Missed School
Despite the hopes of administrators, this was another week where classes were shortened or cancelled for students in the Tri-States. In both the Dubuque and Western Dubuque districts, this week has included one day when classes were dismissed early, one day that school wasn’t held at all, and one day when the start of the school day was delayed. This marks the third consecutive week that the weather has forced the cancellation of at least one day of classes. The earlier days off largely ate up any makeup days districts had built into their calendars, meaning administrators may have to start getting creative. At Western Dubuque, superintendent Rick Colpitts says they’re considering holding classes on some days that had been scheduled for teacher training. Colpitts is scheduled to meet with the district’s executive team today to discuss ways to make up missed class. He says another option would be adding minutes to each school day. Western Dubuque’s last day of school is currently scheduled for Friday, June 7. Colpitts says he’s committed to keeping it within that first week of June.