School districts scramble to plan make-up days

CREATED Jan 27, 2014 - UPDATED: Jan 27, 2014

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GREENDALE - The extreme cold has already meant several snow days for school students this winter.

School officials are now trying to figure out how to make up those days and for the lost time.
The state requirement says students must be scheduled for 180 days of class and receive a minimum number of hours of instruction.
Greendale school superintendent John Tharp has decided some teacher work days will now be converted to full school days for students.
"We will continue to use any student days off in February, March, April and May to use as makeup days." Tharp said.
Wisconsin's Dept. of Public Instruction says districts can add days or lengthen lengthen school hours, but the minimum requirements must be met.