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Snow days Stretch School Year

Snow days Stretch School Year

February 15th, 2011 in News

An occasional snow day provides a short break from school for both students and teachers. But those are not really free days. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) requires a minimum number of school days and hours.

In general, a snow day off school is not a free day, it is just a day of class delayed. At last that is the case in a normal year with, at most a day or two of snow days.

For more of this story check out the Feb. 16 issue of the California Democrat.