Howard County students will be attending school for two days beyond next spring's scheduled last day -- and counting.
The cancellation of school yesterday means an extra day will be added to the end of year to ensure that pupils attend for the state-required 180 days.
An extra day already has been added to make up for last Thursday's cancellation -- which means that the last day of the school year should be June 13 instead of June 11.
If more school days are canceled, the Howard school year could grow longer.
School system policy calls for the first three snow days to be replaced by extra days at the end of the school year.
A fourth snow day means that pupils will attend school on President's Day, unless that canceled day occurs after the Feb. 19 holiday.
The fifth through seventh make-up days also would be added to the end of the calendar.
If more make-up days were required, the school system would seek approval from the state Board of Education to lengthen the school day.