Indiana schools do not need to make up the snow days for Monday or Tuesday.
State schools superintendent Glenda Ritz (pictured) says schools can apply for a waiver from the mandated 180 days of instruction… this includes all Dubois County schools that have cancelled classes Monday and Tuesday because of the arctic blast that hit the area.
Local schools used up most if not all of their allotted “snow days” in December.
School superintendents statewide learned of the Tuesday waiver shortly before 3 p.m. Monday. George Frampton, director of the state’s accreditation for the education department, said the waiver allows schools to avoid a “very severe financial penalty.”
He said the waiver has been used only a few times in the past 15 years. It includes public and non-public schools.