Danielsen: Watertown will make up missed school days in May  (Audio)

December 16, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–It’s been quiet in South Dakota classrooms this week. Most school districts across the state lost at least a few days of school to blizzard conditions.

In Watertown, the only day classes were held this week was Monday. Then the storm moved in with freezing drizzle, snow, strong winds, and eventually, a blizzard.

Superintendent Dr. Jeff Danielsen says as of now, the plan is to make up the four canceled days at the end of the school calendar in May…

Danielsen says it’s never an easy call to cancel school, but given the dangerous weather conditions this week, it was the right thing to do in order to keep staff and students safe.