School Leaders Want To Change Laws On Makeup Snow Days

Officials will begin lobbying legislators in coming weeks

Posted: January 17, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Northwest Arkansas school superintendents want the Arkansas Legislature to give them flexibility to make up instruction time lost when classes are canceled because of inclement weather.

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Arkansas law requires students to be in class at least six hours a day for 178 days. School districts are required to make up days lost to inclement weather. Districts can apply to the Arkansas State Board of Education for a waiver to avoid making up days, but the board has been reluctant to approve requests. Teachers have to vote on mid-year changes to their contracts, such as changed work days, according to state law.

Source: Staff Report

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