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Jefferson City School District extends school year because of snow days



Public school students in Jefferson City will have to go to class two extra days because of February's frequent snow and ice.

The Jefferson City School District said Thursday that it has extended the school year to May 26, a Thursday. The last day had been Tuesday, May 24. The district had seven snow days last month.

"This change will allow us to complete the school year ahead of Memorial Day while still meeting the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) required hours," district spokeswoman Ryan Burns said in an emailed statement.

Schools around Mid-Missouri had to miss several days of classes last month or take classes online because of frequent snow and ice storms that were a weekly occurrence for part of the month.

Districts program snow days into their calendars but when the number of snow days exceeds that allotment, they have to extend the year.

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