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School daze

January 30, 2014

Weather-related delays, cancellations could lead to graduation changes.

    The Arctic blast that seems to have taken up Indiana residency this January has wreaked havoc on area school systems, causing six cancellations and seven two-hour delays for all three Adams County school districts so far this year.
    Adams Central Superintendent Dr. Lori Richmond said in a phone interview Tuesday it is not clear exactly how many days will need to be made up. Due to the extreme situation of the weather, she said, the state of Indiana has allowed schools to file waivers for a portion of the days they were forced to cancel classes.
    Richmond said AC has already filed waivers for two of the canceled days, and is currently waiting to file a few more in an effort to lessen the amount of lost days the school must make up.    North Adams Community Schools has been approved for a two-day waiver, coming after the state declared that days spent in a “state of emergency” would not have to be made up, according to Superintendent Brent Lehman.
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