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Snow day finally arrives for King George schools
BY AMY FLOWERS UMBLE
There won’t be any snowmen. Or snowball fights. Or sledding. And it’s a pretty safe bet no one will feel like drinking hot cocoa by the fireside.
But King George County students will get a snow day this month.
Monday night, the School Board voted to change May 25 from a half-day to a full day off, because the division didn’t use the snow days built into the calendar.
May 25 is the Friday before Memorial Day weekend.
With fewer than two weeks until the holiday, School Board member Rick Randall worried that parents wouldn’t have enough time to make child care arrangements for that day.
However, board member John Davis countered, “Our teachers are teachers, not day care providers.”
School Board members also said that they are narrowing in on a new superintendent. The board hopes to have a full-time school chief in place by July 1.
Chairman Mike Rose said that the candidate pool has been winnowed to “less than five,” and he expects to announce the new hire by June 1.
“I am really impressed with the quality of the candidates we’ve seen,” Rose said.
Amy Flowers Umble: 540/735-1973