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School Closures Could Lead To Makeup Days

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(AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)

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FORT WORTH (KRLD) – If school districts across North Texas cancel any more classes most of the schools will be forced to add extra days to the calendar.

Clint Bond, the Fort Worth ISD spokesperson, says the makeup days for that district would be April 22 and June 6.

“Given that we don’t have snow that often in Texas, we have two days set aside for snow days and then if we have more than that again then we have to figure out how we either make up those days or we get waivers for those days,” he explained.

Bond said the two predetermined make up days were voted on long ago. “Those days are determined by a committee that’s made up of administrators, teachers, and parents, and every year they come up with the school calendar and that goes to the Board of Education for approval.”

If more makeup days are needed the decision will be made by the superintendent and the school board.

During the H1N1 scare Bond says FWISD students received a waiver for missed days and didn’t have to make them up. He says given the scope of the winter storm that could also be a possibility this time.

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