In the past, public schools have been required by the state to have a minimum number of qualifying school days on their calendar, but starting next year, the requirement will change to a minimum number of school hours in session — and that number is 1,044 hours.
Winter weather forced the cancellation of schools twice this week. Classes were cancelled at the Cuba School District on Wednesday, January 30, due to single-digit temperatures, and icy road conditions resulted in the schools being closed on Thursday, January 31. The district has used all of its built-in snow days, so that means days must be made up going forward. The district plans to use Friday, February 8 and Monday, February 18 as makeup days.
An engineer’s report will help identify what’s causing cracks to deepen in some walls at Cuba High School, as well as ways to fix the ongoing problem. A representative from Integrity Engineering was scheduled to meet with Crawford County R-2 Superintendent Jon Earnhart on Friday to inspect the building.
The Crawford County R-2 Board of Education held its monthly meeting on Thursday, January 17 at the district’s administrative offices. The following items of school board business were conducted:
• Roll call was taken, with board member Jodi Layman and student body representative Sofia Kelly absent.
• Candidate filings for the open school board seats were announced. There were two filings for two seats: incumbent Rodger Bridgeman and Jeremiah Wilson. Carrie Myers has not filed for reelection to the board. With only two candidates having filed for the two seats, a board election will not be required in April. The new members will be seated on the board following the municipal election day.
Students at Cuba Elementary School show off the January Book Buzz books recently donated by the Cuba Kiwanis Club as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers In Education program.