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Anaconda starting to emerge from last week's heavy snowfall

More snow is added to a mountain of snow in Anaconda. The city was hit hardest by the snowstorms that moved across southwest Montana last week, receiving roughly 3 feet of snow over a handful of days.

Anaconda School District No. 10 is canceling its Friday early-outs for the rest of the school year to make up for the four snow days the district took last month.

According to the district’s website, the full Fridays will begin on March 15. Anaconda public school officials feel this is the least intrusive way for students and staff to make up the days canceled due to bad weather, and allow the district to not have to make any other calendar changes.

During the week of Feb. 24, Anaconda School District No. 10 had to cancel four school days after the city received over two feet of snow. Butte School District No. 1 canceled school for three days, and Butte Central Schools missed one day during the same week.

It is uncertain how Butte School District No. 1 plans to make up missed school days, but district officials said the issue will be on the Board of Trustees agenda for the next meeting on March 18.

Don Peoples, director of Butte Central Schools, said there are a few extra days built into the Butte Central Schools calendar, so the schools won’t have to make any additional changes.

Justin Barnes, superintendent of Anaconda School District No. 10, couldn’t be reached for comment.

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