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Dubuque Schools adding 25 minutes to school days following record snow days

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) – Dubuque Community Schools have announced they will be adding 25 minutes on to each school day, to make up for lost time from snow days, and to ensure the last day of school will remain June 7.

“To the best of my knowledge, today’s school cancellation set the record for the most snow days in one school year,” said Superintendent Stan Rheingans in a letter to families Wednesday.

The change will enable the district to meet the required 1,080 hours of school instruction that is required by Iowa Code.  The added time to each day will begin March 4.

Rheingans also addressed the questions he had received about using spring break to make up the days.

“With spring break on the schedule for the past two years, many families and employers throughout the community have already made travel plans or other schedule adjustments during that week. It would also be impossible to have the 1,800 staff members in place needed to operate our schools.”

Further information and schedules are available for families on the district website by clicking here.


“Please know that we understand the significant impact these schedule changes place on families and we greatly appreciate the accommodations you have made to adjust your family’s schedule.” –  Superintendent Stan Rheingans


Abby Turpin

Evening Anchor

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