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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Colfax district monitors snow


March 7, 2019

Repeated bouts of snow and wind created jagged drifts, but no snow days for Colfax students.

As snow has fallen and fallen again throughout February, Colfax school district's summer construction calendar has remained despite a series of late session starts.

The schedule, which puts the start of school next year after the Palouse Empire Fair, and other adjustments, was set last year to allow time for the $18.9 million bond construction to begin with the first phase during spring break in April.

"We'd have to go to an extreme number of late starts or cancellations to affect the calendar," said Superintendent Jerry Pugh.

The state requirement is 180 days per school year.

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