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Schools: No need yet to set snow make-up days

SoVaNow.com / February 01, 2018
After missing eight days of school in January due to winter weather, county students won’t be required to make up the time that’s been lost so far.

Halifax County Public Schools has enough “banked” days set aside to avoid having to order make-up days to fulfill state requirements for the amount of time that students are required to be in school.

On Tuesday, what began as a two-hour delay in the school day changed into the unexpected holiday as light snow and ice covered roads in the Nathalie and Clover areas.

For safety reasons, school officials called off classes rather than send out buses that morning.

On Monday, students at Sinai Elementary experienced another interruption in the school day: they were sent home early at 2 p.m. after the school lost electricity.

Weather forecasters are now looking at the potential for further interruptions in the school schedule. The National Weather Service is warning of possible snow and icy conditions on Sunday with temperatures falling to the low 30s. If a storm materializes, it could mean more trouble for schools next week.

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