Several counties take state's offer to waive snow days

February 06, 2000

Several counties are taking advantage of the state's offer to waive some snow days.

Talbot County has received approval for its request to be excused from four days that students have missed because of bad weather.

Montgomery County, which had used up its four snow days, will be excused from making up two of them.

State Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick announced last week that all Maryland counties were eligible to have up to four days waived from the 180-day school attendance rule if schools were closed because of the governor's declaration of a state of emergency for Hurricane Floyd in September and last week's snowstorm.

Talbot was the first county to ask for a waiver after canceling school six times last month for snow, followed by Montgomery County, said State Education Department spokesman Ron Peiffer.

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