MARYLAND - School systems in Maryland can now request waivers for as many as five days of instruction that were lost due to snow.
The Maryland State Board of Education voted Tuesday on the move, that may help many school systems avoid lengthy extensions tacked on to the end of the school year. All Maryland public school systems are required to hold classes for a minimum of 180 days. But under the measure, the state's 24 school districts could ask to forgo one to five days.
School officials in Wicomico County say they will consider all makeup options and will ask the state for a waiver for some of the nine missed days of school, but no final decision is likely to be made before early April. The school year is expected to be extended by five days in June.