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Inclement Weather

There are two circumstances under which a legal school term may include fewer than 174 days and 1,044 hours: the "inclement weather forgiveness" rule; and the "inclement weather make-up days" rule. Both are intended to provide relief in the event of weather conditions which pose a threat to the safety and welfare of students including: (1) excessively cold temperatures; (2) snow and ice storms; and (3) under some conditions, excessively heavy rain.

Inclement Weather Forgiveness

When and how can the "inclement weather forgiveness" rule be applied?

Must the decision to shorten the school day be made after the school session for that day begins or can it be made the day before or even earlier?

How are the days counted toward meeting the minimum requirement under the "inclement weather forgiveness" rule?

How many hours may be forgiven under the "inclement weather forgiveness" rule and how are they calculated?

What happens if the district loses over 12 hours (or six hours for half-day kindergarten programs) under the "inclement weather forgiveness" rule?

What would be the minimum legal school term for a district using the "inclement weather forgiveness" rule and no other exceptions?

Inclement Weather Make-Up Days

If a district uses the "inclement weather make-up days" rule, how many days lost or cancelled due to weather must be made up and how many can be forgiven?

How many hours does the district have to make up when using the "inclement weather make-up days" rule?

What would be the minimum school term for a district using the "inclement weather make-up days" rule and no other exception?

May a district use both the "inclement weather forgiveness" rule and the "inclement weather make-up days" rule in accounting for days and hours lost due to inclement weather?

What is the penalty for failure to provide a school term of 174 days and 1,044 hours, as properly adjusted under the inclement weather provisions?

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