Consider This: Making Up School Days

Area schools are making decisions on making up missed days due to the recent severe weather. Some schools had a few make-up days included in calendar, but two weeks of icy weather meant the schools had to close for more days than expected.

Consider This:

Some school districts are now asking for approval from the state legislature to forgive the days not included in the school calendar. They need approval because not making up these days means the school districts will fall short of the 180 day annual requirement. If it's merely an additional two or three days that are excused then it's no big deal. Students won't be negatively affected. However, if students missed two or three weeks of school then the state should handle that differently.

State legislators should approve a missed school weather exemption of up to 5 days but anything more than 5 days should be a required make-up.

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