2013-04-11 / News

Middle school extends school year further

DAVISON — Two weeks after the Davison school district announced it was adding days to the calendar for the 2012-13 school year to make up for nsnow days, the middle school has added even more time to its schedule due to a power outage that closed the school in March.

In order to comply with Michigan Department of Education guidelines, the district needs to make up additional time at Davison Middle School due to a power outage that caused the cancellation of school on March 25.

Superintendent Eric Lieske said in a letter to parents, dated April 8, the state formula to meet the required hours is complex and is based on hours and days.

“Since we have already added days to this school year we have fulfilled the state requirements when it comes to the amount of days students must attend and are now lacking in classroom hours at Davison Middle School only,” said Lieske. “Because of that, we believe we have come up with the best solution to make up this additional time that is required at Davison Middle School that will both meet state guidelines and not require DMS students to attend additional days.”

Lieske said the district is adding six minutes to each full school day for the rest of the school year. This means school will begin three minutes earlier and students will be dismissed three minutes later.

Effective immediately, the Davison Middle School student schedule will be as follows:

• School will begin at 7:34 a.m.

• Dismissal will be at 2:22 p.m. (Note: Hahn students are currently dismissed at 2:21 p.m. Buses leave at 2:30 p.m. so students will still have enough time to get on the bus and drop off times will remain the same.

This schedule will remain in effect through the end of the school year with June 12 now a full day, while June 13- 14, are half days. On the half days, students will continue to begin at 7:34 a.m. and dismissal will be at 10:28 a.m. — G.G.

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