Wakefield-Marenisco may move up school start date


January 30, 2019

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MEMBERS OF the Wakefield-Marenisco board of education respond to trustee Brandon Yuchasz (back turned) during their regular Monday meeting. From left are trustee Dan Obradovich, president Brad Dalbec and superintendent Jason Gustafson.


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WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield-Marenisco board of education voted Monday evening to consider moving the school year's start date before Labor Day for the 2019-2020 school year.

"The main advantage is it's going to line us up with the college," said superintendent Jason Gustafson regarding Gogebic Community College.

If the new timing is enacted, Gustafson said the first day of school at the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School will be Aug. 27, which is a Tuesday. He added the first week would include only three days of school because the state mandates schools...

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