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March 27, 2014

MWISD sets make up dates; plans ahead

By TYLER MASK

Tuesday night, Mineral Wells ISD School Board convened in a regular meeting to discuss the remaining days in the current school year and to look forward into next year. From bad weather days and electronic cigarette usage on district property to adoption of the calendar for the 2014-15 school year and new textbooks, a wide array of subjects were covered.

Many children dream of snow days, especially during school; however, few – staff included – enjoy “makeup days,” Mineral Wells ISD Superintendent Gail G. Haterius said.

This past winter, MWISD accrued four bad weather days, which occurred on Dec. 6, 9, 10, and Feb. 6.

According to Haterius, school districts in Texas must build two makeup days for school closures into their adopted school calendar. If dates for the designated makeup days have already passed, schools are still required to make up at least two of the scheduled instructional days lost. Makeup days must be at least seven hours in length, including intermissions and recesses.

The scheduled makeup days for MWISD are April 18, and May 23, and it’s very important that every student goes to school on these days, Haterius said.

“If parents don’t make sure their kids are in school, it really hurts us because it hurts our attendance, and that’s how we get funding from the state,” Haterius said. “We hate that, but those are the rules, and that’s how we are funded.”

Vaping

However, makeup days are not the only immediate concern the board shared at the meeting, as electronic cigarettes have become a problem on campus.

“As you know, we are having more of the electronic vaping going on,” Haterius said. “We had written signs for our stadium in the fall, [forbidding use] there, but we have had some of this going on, on our campuses.”

In direct response to this problem the board approved a proposed revision to one of its policies dealing with conduct on school premises.

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