Snow day is waived

BAR HARBOR — Students and teachers at Mount Desert Island High School will not have to make up one of the school days lost because of snowstorms and a power outage this winter.

Thomas Desjardin, acting commissioner of the Maine Department of Education, has approved the school board’s request for a one-day waiver of the state requirement of 175 days of classes each year. He said in a letter to Superintendent Howard Colter that a key factor in his decision was “the extent to which Principal (Matt) Haney and the school board have gone to reschedule cancelled days.”

The high school already has had three snow make-up days this year, and four more are scheduled: May 6 and June 18-20.

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