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Making up snow days for the 2009-2010 school year in Maryland

Blizzards and snow storms across the state caused schools to close for up to a week at a time.
Blizzards and snow storms across the state caused schools to close for up to a week at a time.
Photo: K Thomas

Maryland school systems that have run out of snow days have some tough choices to make. Will they let the school year run past the potential snow days build into the end of June? Cancel professional days? Extend the hours kids are in school each day? Get a waiver from the state board of education and give students less than 180 days of school for the 2009-2010 school year? All of these are options schools are considering.

According to The Baltimore Sun, Anne Arundel County schools had already requested a waiver as of February 8th because schools were closed five days this year. Without the waiver, the system would have to keep schools open in the summer to make up days. With the recent blizzards, the county has even more snow days to make up.

WBAL notes that the decision to waive days or make school systems figure out how to deal with making up every snow day on their own may happen as soon as tomorrow, February 23rd, 2010.

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