Classes were cancelled for the fifth consecutive school day on Tuesday, February 12th as road conditions continued to be a safety concern for the Scotland County R-I District.

Weather cancellations have cost the district 14 days of classes and now will require SCR-I to schedule the maximum number of makeup dates, 10, as required by state law.

“Due to all of the recent cancellations, school will be in session on Presidents Day (Monday, February 18) and will dismiss at 1:05 p.m. for Professional Development,” said Superintendent Ryan Bergeson. “School will be in session for a full day on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. School will also be in session for a full day on Monday, April 22, 2019.”

Additional makeup dates will occur on April 23rd, as well as May 22, 23 and 24th. No class will be held on Memorial Day, May 27th, but SCR-I will now be in session Tuesday, May 28th and Wednesday, May 29th.

“We are exploring additional makeup day possibilities in an effort to avoid having to complete the last day of school after Memorial Day,” said Bergeson. “We will keep you posted. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.”

The superintendent noted that there currently is no provision in state law to allow schools to make up inclement weather days by adding minutes or hours to
the end of the school day. That will change next year, when the regulations will be based on 1,044 hours and provide additional flexibility.