Snow, cold keeps Indiana schools closed full week


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana students have missed five days of school this week — first to snow, then to subzero temperatures.

The problem Friday wasn't the weather. It was the poorly plowed roads still clogged with snow and ice.

The weeklong cancellation has frustrated parents and children and left school officials grappling with how to make up a rare stretch of snow days.

Department of Education spokesman Daniel Altman says the department has received about 300 applications for waivers that would excuse schools from making up the days missed Monday and Tuesday. Schools will still have to make up other days missed this week.

That could push classes into June and affect final exams and graduation dates.

Indiana requires students to attend 180 days of school each year.

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