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Waupaca school year extended to June 4

Waupaca students will start their summer several days later this year due to the inclement weather.

Originally, students were scheduled to end the 2012-13 school year after a half-day on Friday, May 31.

However, Waupaca schools were closed on four days this winter and the district needed to make up 2.5 of those days to be compliant with state requirements.

On Tuesday, April 9, the Waupaca School Board voted to revise the school calendar.

Now students must attend classes all day Friday, May 31, and all day Monday and Tuesday, June 3-4.

Teachers are also scheduled for a half-day of work on Wednesday, June 5.

One of the remaining 1.5 days of staff contract time will be held until August for use as a districtwide staff development day. The administration has contracted Jim Wright, a national speaker on recognizing and responding to learning disabilities, to give a presentation to staff on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The 2013-14 school year will start one day earlier for teachers.

On Wednesday, one day after the school board revised the 2012-13 academic calendar, Waupaca was hit by another storm. The storm caused power outages at the high school and Chain O’ Lakes Elementary School.

High school students were dismissed at 9:15 a.m. and Chain students were bussed to Waupaca Learning Center after lunch.

Dr. David Poeschl, the district administrator, said Waupaca schools would not add another day to make up for the time lost due to Tuesday’s storm.

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