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Columbia Public Schools won’t have to make up snow days

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If Columbia Public Schools calls off classes because of inclement weather this winter, those days won't have to be made up at the end of the year, the district told parents Thursday.

The district said in an email to parents that CPS accounted for changes in school calendar laws when creating its calendar, which the school board approved Monday. The number of hours built into the calendar exceeds state standards, the district said, leading to leniency on snow days.

The school year will end May 26 after being delayed until late June last year because of coronavirus-related upheaval in the calendar. Summer school will begin June 2 and end June 29, and the calendar includes June 20 as a holiday in observance of Juneteenth.

The revised school year calendar is available on the school district’s website at

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