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Centennial Schools schedules makeup days

Posted by: Shannon Prather Updated: February 4, 2014 - 1:48 PM

The Centennial School Board in Anoka County wasn’t keen on an idea to extend the school day by 15 minutes for the rest of the year to make up an unprecedented five cold-weather cancellations.

Rather, the board is following suit with several other Twin Cities school districts that are squeezing in makeup days as they can this spring.

Centennial students will make up days on Feb. 14 and March 14, the school board decided at a special meeting on Monday night. Superintendent Brian Dietz floated several ideas, including extending the school day, after speaking with teachers, parents and staff.

Twin Cities school districts continue to scramble to schedule makeup days.  After hearing from parents, many are avoiding extending the school year into the summer or carving into spring break.

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