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Providence Extends School Year, To Make Up For Snow Days

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Providence Public Schools have maxed out their snow days. The district has called 5 snow days, already 2 more than they planned for. Spokesperson...

Providence Public Schools have maxed out their snow days.  The district has called 5 snow days, already 2 more than they planned for.  

Spokesperson Christina O’Reilly said the district will have to extend the school year until June 25th.  “At this point we’ve assured families, and staff that February vacation is not going to be on the table,” said Reilly. 

She added that snow days aren’t decided lightly because about 87 percent of the students rely on school lunches. “We know that if we miss school for one day they may not be eating well. If we miss school for numerous days in a row, it becomes a real health concern.”

If weather conditions require more snow days, the district will consider extending the school day or cutting into April vacation.

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Providence Extends School Year, To Make Up For Snow Days
Providence Extends School Year, To Make Up For Snow Days