Last updated: February 04. 2014 1:05AM - 1004 Views
By Katlin Brock katlinbrock@civitasmedia.com



Anthony Cloud|Daily NewsThis file photo shows students at Bell County High School eating lunch during football season. Due to missed days for inclement weather, the Bell County School District will not be observing President's Day. Pineville schools will also miss out on the holiday due to days missed for bad weather.
Anthony Cloud|Daily NewsThis file photo shows students at Bell County High School eating lunch during football season. Due to missed days for inclement weather, the Bell County School District will not be observing President's Day. Pineville schools will also miss out on the holiday due to days missed for bad weather.
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Winter weather has taken its toll on most everyone, but local schools have seen significant impact.


Yvonne Gilliam, superintendent for the Bell County School District, said the district has two snows days remaining that were built in to the calendar.


The district, previously scheduled to be closed in observance of President’s Day on Feb. 17, will now be open to make up a missed day.


Gilliam said plans are to utilize some spring break days for makeup days if needed.


An actual impact on the district won’t be felt unless another five days are missed, she said.


The projection for the start of summer break is the final week of May.


Jeff Saylor, coordinator for facility projects, said there are no delays expected on planned construction projects. Work should begin on those projects by June 1.


The Pineville Independent School District is still on schedule for its summer break, with one day to be made up on President’s Day.


“We remind staff to stay focused…,” said Superintendent Terry Hayes addressing the district’s approach to overcoming weather delays and cancellations to avoid adverse impacts to student learning.


Hayes said his staff works continuously to ensure student safety when inclement weather impacts the district.


Katlin Brock can be reached at 606-248-1010, ext. 1135 or on Twitter @KatlinBrockMDN.

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