(Audubon) The Audubon School year will be measured by hours instead of days beginning next year.
Audubon School Superintendent Brett Gibbs said the School Board approved the change from 180 days to 1,080 hours at their meeting Monday night.
“Our real thought on that was going with hours gave us more flexibility,” said Gibbs. “We haven’t had much bad weather here this year; in fact we haven’t missed a day of school yet, knock on wood. But, if you get over to the eastern side of the state there are school districts over there that are looking at probably going into June to get all of their makeup days in. So with hours, our thought would be that if we had excessive snow days that would give us some flexibility to maybe not have to go to school in June if it ever came to that.”
Gibbs said overall, the students won’t notice much of a difference.
In other activity, the Audubon School Board approved an early retirement application from long time teacher and coach Bob Monahan.