Danville Area School District

Danville Primary School, top, and Danville Elementary School are two of the tax-exempt buildings in the Danville Area School District. 

DANVILLE — The Danville Area School District has four snow days built into its 2018-2019 calendar instead of two.

The school board Tuesday night approved the first reading of the next school year's calendar

The district just had two snow days built into the current school year, and classes have been canceled four days so far due to snow. The district has extended this school year as a result. Two days have been tacked onto the end of the school year.

"We could add two more snow days this year without moving graduation," said Superintendent Jason Bendle.

The district will make up the four days on March 29, April 2, June 5 and June 6.

Graduation still is scheduled for June 8.

In the 2018-2019 school year, the last day of school would be June 4. Graduation is scheduled for June 7, 2019.

In other action at the meeting, the board approved middle school Assistant Principal Dave Snover as interim principal, with a biweekly stipend of $307.70.

Former Principal Charles Smargiassi stepped down last month to become assistant professor of education and master's department chairman at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre.

The board also accepted the resignation of Jennifer Gurski, assistant principal of the eLearning Center, effective Feb. 27. 

Gurski is leaving the district to take a position with the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, where she will work in training, consulting and partnering with STEM programs of schools in the intermediate unit, online learning and with special educational students' assessments.

Before beginning the e-Learning Academy, she served four years as assistant principal at the high school.

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