School districts think about options to make up days Submitted: 01/29/2014
MILWAUKEE - Many school systems across the state need to make up some class days. That's because of one of the most severe winters in recent years. Districts across Wisconsin may have to add days at the end of the school year to make up for cold weather and snow days. Schools across Wisconsin closed Tuesday because of those bitter temperatures. Some schools also closed Monday.

The state Department of Public Instruction requires that districts schedule 180 days of school. There are separate requirements for a minimum number of hours of spent in the classroom. Those depend on grade levels. Amy Arlen of the Wausau School District says school officials won't hesitate to cancel MORE days to keep students safe, even if it means a longer school year. (Copyright 2014 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)

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