Wakefield-Marenisco board of education considers moving the start of the School year
Written by Jesse Baroka on January 30, 2019
WAKEFIELD – In following suit with a move made by the Ironwood School District the Wakefield-Marenisco board of education voted to consider moving the school year’s start date before Labor Day in the next school year. If approved the first day of school at the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School will be Aug. 27, which is a Tuesday and the same start day Ironwood schools recently approved. This move is to be more in line with the Gogebic Community College’s calendar now that an increasing numbers of high school students are taking advanced placement courses at GCC and would provide an additional three days of “flexibility” in the full school year schedule. The action so far is decribed as “a work in progress,” the board is simply agreeing to apply to the state for a waiver to change the schedule. The application is contingent on all schools in the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District agreeing to apply together in March. The Ironwood Area District also has voted to apply.