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March 20, 2014

River Bend board designates make-up days for snow emergencies

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Several employees stated that “making up snow days on holidays is unfair to those that would otherwise get paid for those holidays” in their responses on the survey, a concern that Portz said would not be affected by the school board’s decision.

“If we held school on a day that is marked as a holiday then we’re going to pay them,” Portz said.

“So, they would be paid for the work day and for the holiday,” added Holliday.

Despite an uneven vote, 4-2, the River Bend School Board decided to accept the recommendation from the superintendent and designate four days of spring break and Polaski Day as make-up days for school emergency cancelations, also siding with many of the 57 percent of employees who voted against the days being made up at the end of the year.

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