Metro School Districts Deciding How To Make Up Snow Days

Monday, February 7th 2011, 8:20 pm
By: News 9

Adrianna Iwasinski and Dana Hertneky, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Parents, students and educators are bracing for a second winter blast this week, and wondering how they'll make up all those snow days.

Districts in the state that have been affected by the recent winter weather are trying to figure out whether to add time or add days.

Over at West Nichols Hills Elementary School in Oklahoma City, students and parents were glad to be back after being snowbound for most of last week, but class may only be in session again for just a couple of days. With more winter weather on the way, many of these parents wonder what the district will do to make up for more than a week's worth of snow days.

The Oklahoma City Public School District has not come up with its plan yet. A spokesperson said they are weeks away from a decision since it has to go before the school board.

The Edmond school board voted Monday night that students will go to school on Presidents' Day to make up for lost days due to the recent snow. The calendar committee will reconvene to discuss options and then the entire board will hold a special meeting to vote on the best option.

Moore will discuss it at their school board meeting set for February 14.

Norman will make its determination after this week's expected winter weather passes.

Yukon Public School officials said they plan to add days to the school year.

Mid-Del Public Schools do not plan to add any days or time since they had five extra days built in.

The Putnam City School board voted Monday night to hold classes on Friday, February 18. This was originally intended to be a day out of school following two evenings of parent teacher conferences.

Putnam City Superintendent Paul Hurst told board members Monday night that options to make up the other days included adding time to the school day, using some of Spring Break, attending school on Saturdays or adding days at the end of the school year.

All schools are required to provide at least 175 days of instruction, and most districts had between three and four snow days built into their calendars.

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