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Winter testing area school districts’ snow day limits

Brothers Sam, 5, right, and Cal Feinberg, 3, of Scotia, sled down the hill in Scotia's Collins Park on Monday.
Photographer: Barry Sloan
Brothers Sam, 5, right, and Cal Feinberg, 3, of Scotia, sled down the hill in Scotia's Collins Park on Monday.
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Kids may have enjoyed frolicking in the snow Monday or playing video games at home during a day off from school, but if this brutal winter continues the consequence could be a shorter spring or summer vacation. State education law mandates a minimum of 180 days of school. School districts create their calendars with more than the minimum days to account for inclement weather or other emergencies that force them to cancel classes. Once those ...


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deeder
March 8, 2011
10:39 a.m.

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Why is it if you use too many snow days you have to take away from a non-school day (a vacation or conference day) and yet if you do not use any snow days you still have the same amount of school days? If you have 3 built in and you don't use those 3 where do they go? Are the students still going to school on those 3 built in snow days?

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