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Kirksville School Board approves two-hour delay starts for upcoming school year

Members of the Kirksville School Board voted to approve the idea during a meeting last week. (KTVO File)

One northeast Missouri school district now has the option to use two-hour delay starts for the upcoming school year.

Members of the Kirksville School Board voted to approve the idea during a meeting last week.

According to Kirksville Superintendent Dr. Damon Kizzire, the delay would be used in the event of an emergency situation or severe weather.

He says that a survey proposing the plan was passed out to those in the Kirksville school community.

In all, about 84 percent of people voted in favor of the two-hour delays.

"In the four years that I've been up here so far, I can think of two days that we possibly would have used something like this," Kizzire said. "But, when we sent something out saying are you interested in a two-hour delay both to our staff and parents, we had an overwhelming agreement on the idea that it would probably be best for our students, our staff and the school."

The two-hour delay start times for the individual buildings on the Kirksville campus are as follows:

  • Early Childhood Learning Center - No morning classes
  • William Matthew Middle School - 9:43 a.m. start time
  • Kirksville High School/Kirksville Area Technical Center - 9:47 a.m. start time
  • Kirksville Primary/Ray Miller Elementary schools: 10:10 a.m. start time
  • School dismissal would remain the same


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