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February 14, 2014

STATE HOUSE: Will school districts forgive snow days?

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It is now up to school districts, and the Legislature, to figure out when and if South Carolina public school students will make up some or all of the snow days logged in the two winter storms that walloped the region.

Midlands school districts gave up three days this week, and lost one to two instructional days during the late January storm. That means the districts now must turn to the designated snow days built into their calendars — including some that are coming as early as Monday.

But the legislature also could weigh in with an option to forgive some of the days, should districts opt to take advantage of the reprieve. Most districts are still weighing that decision.

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