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Snow days could cause school districts to extend school year

February 10, 2004
By: Cliff Judy
State Capital Bureau

If you're planning a family vacation for when the kids get out of school this spring, you might consider rescheduling. Cliff Judy has more from the state Capitol.

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Winter storms may force Missouri school districts to be in session a few extra days this spring. School districts without built-in snow days will still have to meet the state's minimum number of days in school, 174.

John Weber, Director of the Missouri School Improvement Program, said excusing makeup days will come down to a case-by-case basis.

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Weber says, "Usually, school districts will do that through their legislators if there's a tremendous number of days or something like that. Back in '93, I think there was some forgiveness on that will all the flooding."

Extreme cases, like the one in 1993, could prompt legislation from the Capitol allowing for additional snow days statewide. From the state Capitol, I'm Cliff Judy.