Oklahoma State Department Of Education: Snow Days Will Not Be Forgiven


Friday, February 11th 2011, 6:54 pm
By: News On 6


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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Most schools should be back open Monday, and as students focus on their lessons, administrators will be figuring out how to make up all the snow days.

Some parents want to know why the state can't just forgive the days.

A spokesperson for State Superintendent Janet Barresi said the state is not going to forgive the missed school days. Instead, it's up to individual school districts to make up the days.

Missed days are only forgiven when disaster strikes, such as the May 1999 tornado that destroyed a Moore school.

To make up those missed school days, some districts will use days during the school year when students were supposed to be off; others will tack on days to the end of the school year.

Another option is to extend the length of the remaining school days.

Tulsa Public Schools launched an online survey asking parents how they would prefer to make up the snow days.  The district got more than 2,600 responses from parents, students and teachers.

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