3rd 'snow day' of school year putting the chill on holidays

January 19, 1994|By Staff Report

Baltimore County students and parents, hang onto your calendars. Future vacations are slipping away.

Today's closing for inclement weather is the third "snow day" of this school year, putting the official school calendar, which had provided only two extra days for bad weather, into the red. The state requires that public schools be open 180 days a year.

Today's classes will be made up Feb. 18, originally scheduled as the first day of a four-day Presidents Birthday weekend that will become a three-day holiday.

"People should be prepared to be in school and go to work on Feb. 18," said school spokeswoman Myra Treiber.

If there are more closings this winter, the calendar specifies that additional makeup days will come from the scheduled spring break, March 28-31, Ms. Treiber said.

Last year's March snowstorm, which came after scheduled makeup days had passed, kept schools open during spring break. Parents, teachers and students who had made travel plans -- some of whom had paid for nonrefundable airfares -- were not happy.

This year's calendar clearly states when snow days will be made up.

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