How schools will make up lost snow days

WASHINGTON – It’s that time of the year again, when school boards take a look at how many snow days they’ve used, and parents check on makeup day policies to see if spring break or summer vacation schedules will be affected.

School districts tackle the issue of makeup days differently. In Loudoun County, the school system has what it calls a “fixed calendar” and can absorb up to 15 snow days before the academic calendar is affected.

In Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, the school boards set aside four snow days, and after that point, the makeup days get tacked on to the end of the school year.

Charles County builds four days into the snow day calendar, and the system’s used five snow days. So now, the makeup days will be taken during spring break, so that instead of being on vacation March 30, kids will head to class.

For a complete look at how various school systems deal with snow days, see the links below:

WTOP’s Kate Ryan contributed to this report.

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