Fairbury school board votes to cease early outs on Fridays until end of school year

FAIRBURY, NE – Fairbury Public Schools has had six snow days this year, but the 2018-19 calendar only included five free days.

The lost time will be made up. On Monday, the Fairbury school board voted to discontinue early outs on Fridays for the remainder of the school year.

“We build our calendar with five days extra,” Fairbury superintendent Stephen Grizzle said. “If we don’t use them, we chop them off and at the March board meeting, we set the end of the school year (agenda). In the past, it’s never really been an issue. This year, it’s an issue, and it’s something we had to make an adjustment for.”

Fairbury was considering having school on the Monday after Easter, April 22, but Grizzle says that day will only be used in an emergency situation. Apr. 22 will still be a day off for Fairbury schools.

The official last day for Fairbury is Friday, May 17. School will dismiss at noon that day.

Thursday, Apr. 11, will still be a 1:30 early out, despite Monday’s vote.

Also at Monday’s board meeting

The board approved the hiring of Alexandria Edwards as a high school math teacher and Emily Steinhoff as a high school English teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.

Fairbury was looking to fill the shoes of Kameron Lenhart (math), Hannah Rundle (math) and Abigail Jones (English), who all announced their resignation from Fairbury High School last month.

Their resignations will be effective at the end of the 2018-19 school year. Lenhart will teach eighth grade math at Bennington Middle School beginning in the fall, while Rundle will teach math at Elkhorn Public.

On the subject of resignations, the board approved two more of them Monday – Daniel David (English), who was just hired last year, along with Sarah Roesler who’s the current principal at Jefferson Intermediate.

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