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Ironwood moves up school start date


January 22, 2019

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THE NEW members of the Ironwood Area Schools board of education were sworn in at Monday's organizational meeting. The new members, pictured here after the meeting, from left, are Brenda Agee, Marilyn Nezworski, Clancey Byrne and Caroline Delich.


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IRONWOOD - Ironwood students will be starting school earlier next year after the board of education approved moving the first day of school forward Monday.

Classes will begin Tuesday, Aug. 27, for the 2019-2020 school year, according to the board's motion.

"I'm confident moving in this direction will give us a couple of advantages," said Superintendent Travis Powell, explaining it provides more flexibility in the rest of the academic calendar.

"Do we want to just end three days earlier, which makes a lot of sense. It gives us three days more of...

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