You may be wondering how the missed days due to weather affect make-up days and graduation so we have put together some answers to frequently asked questions. Note: If weather conditions or information from the governor’s office change, then the information and dates provided below may change.
1. Will the district seek a waiver from the state to reduce the number of make-up days required?
Governor Inslee just signed Proclamation 17-01 and 17-02, which declares a state of emergency in specific counties. Adams county has been named in the proclamation. Any snow days named after January 10, 2017 will not need to be made up. This implies that Othello School District will only need to make up two school days. Please see this link for more information on the governor’s proclamation. http://www.governor.wa.gov/office-governor/official-actions/proclamations
2. When is the last day of school?
As of today, Othello School District has two days to make-up. Currently, we have one snow day make-up scheduled for May 26, 2017. We have a second snow day make-up scheduled for June 9, 2017. Currently, our last day of school will be June 9, 2017. Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 28A.150.220(2) maintains that school districts must have a district-wide annual average of 1,027 instructional hours.
3. How will the missed school days’ affect graduation?
Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 28A.150.220-Minimum instructional requirements states that for seniors “the district may schedule the last five days of the 180-day school year for non-instructional purposes.” Othello School District graduation is not impacted by the snow days. June 2, 2017 (OHS) and June 6, 2017 (DOHS) will remain as our stated graduation dates.
If you have additional questions please contact the Othello School District (509) 488-2659.