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Delaware To Forgive Up To 6 Snow Days

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials are forgiving up to six snow days students missed this winter.
    
The Board of Education voted Thursday to waive the requirement that students make up six days when states of emergency were declared or state offices were closed.
    
Secretary of Education Mark Murphy says he recommended the waiver "with a heavy heart" because students and teachers have lost critical class time.
    
State law requires public schools to run at least 1,060 hours each year for students in kindergarten through 11th grade, and 1,032 hours for 12th grade students. School calendars usually include extra hours, but some districts have already missed 10 days of school during this tough winter.
    
State board members say they hope districts will plan their calendars better to avoid the problem in the future.

 

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