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Students and school faculty in Marion County can blame Mother Nature for their Spring Break being cut short this year.
Due to the school days that were missed during the recent ice storm, the Marion County Board of Education approved only two days, Thursday, April 9, and Friday, April 10, for Spring Break.
Originally, before so many school days were missed because of inclement weather, the entire week was going to be used for Spring Break. The board actually considered using the entire week of Spring Break for make-up days, but that would have meant students would be going to school for a very long stretch without a break, Marion County Superintendent Roger Marcum said Tuesday night during the school board meeting at St. Charles Middle School.
"It would basically mean four solid months without a break," he said.
If there are no more school days missed, the last day of school for students will be Tuesday, June 2.