How Are Snow Days Made Up in Schools?
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 05, 2013 @ 11:38PM
Created on February 05, 2013 @ 5:44PM
Many of the schools in the area remained closed on Tuesday.
So, when will the students have to make up those days?
Before the school year starts, all superintendents build eight snow days into their schedules. That way they're already set to be made up in case of bad weather.
Many schools around the state have already hit eight snow days this winter. After those days are used, they aren't required to make up any additional days off due to bad weather.
The big issue now is that administrators are trying to prepare their students for the Westest. To make sure everyone's prepared in Barbour County, all principals are going to be required to write out a plan on how they're going to use their time to get kids ready.
"For as long as I've been superintendent, it's always been a concern. There's been some years where we have been under the required days we had to make up and some years we've been over it. Some years, we've been almost double over. I know when I was in Peasants County, we doubled the number of days we were required to make up, and regrettably in most situations, those days are just lost," said Dr. Joe Super, Barbour County Superintendent.
Dr. Super said he'll be meeting with all the county's principals on Thursday to start planning Westest preparations.
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