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Last day of school for Walla Walla School District pushed to June 14

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WALLA WALLA, WA - Extreme winter weather conditions forced the cancellation of six school days this school year prompting the school board to unanimously approve a calendar revision pushing the last day of school to Wednesday, June 14th. The last day of school will be an early dismissal.

Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency for Walla Walla County for missed days which landed within January 10th to 20th, 2017. The district conducted extensive research to determine if it was eligible for a state waiver. Upon close review, it was determined the district did not meet the waiver criteria.

Initially, we thought we would be able to apply for a waiver for the two days missed in January since school was canceled during the designated two week period," Assistant Superintendent Chris Gardea reported to the school board. "Before you can apply for a waiver for missed school days due to the winter weather, you must make a reasonable effort to make up the missed days as per WAC 392-129-105 and RCW 28A.150.220(2). School districts must make up at least three days and extend its school year to and through June 14th to be granted a state waiver. Therefore, since we are able to complete the snow make-up days by June 14th, we are not eligible for a state waiver."

Walla Walla High School and Lincoln High School's originally scheduled graduation dates remain the same under the approved calendar revision. Lincoln High School's graduation is Thursday, June 1st and Walla Walla High School's graduation is Friday, June 2nd. Seniors will make up the three canceled days on Saturdays; April 29th, May 6th and 13th. These 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday learning sessions will include Advanced Placement test preparations, post high school planning, financial management instruction and career counseling. Finals schedules for seniors will remain as originally planned, May 30th to June 1st. Finals for students in grades 9-11 will be held the last three days of school, June 12-14.

Additional Information:

Six snow make-up days (school in session on these days):
* March 2, 2017
* May 12, 2017
* June 9, 2017
* June 12, 2017
* June 13, 2017
* June 14, 2017 (early dismissal)

Six school cancellation days:
* Dec. 12, 2016
* Dec. 15, 2016
* Dec. 16, 2016
* Jan. 11, 2017
* Jan. 18, 2017
* Feb. 9, 2017

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