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Many Delmarva Schools Way over on Snow Days Used

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DOVER, Del. (WBOC) - As the snow piles up, so do the number of snow days Delmarva school districts have used.

Districts have used a lot of snow days this year - not as many as last year, but still a lot. And in many cases, it's many more than their calendars had budgeted for.

How much time districts have to make up depends on how many days they've been closed and how many days off for inclement weather were built into the academic calendar.

On the Eastern Shore, two districts - Caroline and Somerset - have each used nine days. Caroline's calendar lists four days built in. Somerset has five.

Wicomico and Dorchester are both at eight days used. Wicomico has told WBOC it didn't build any days into its calendar. Dorchester accounted for five days.

The low end in Maryland is seven days - Queen Anne's, Talbot and Worcester. Queen Anne's and Talbot built in five days. Worcester built in just three.

In Virginia Accomack schools didn't close Thursday but did let out early today. The district has been closed eight and built in five.

Delaware districts look at hours, not days. They need to have 1,060 instructional hours. That makes things more complicated.

As an example, Smryna has 1138 hours built in. Its superintendent says k-6 kiKs have missed 45 hours, and 7-12 kids have missed 38.5 hours. So, there's still a lot of wiggle room there.

The situation is the same in Seaford. The district calendar has 1137.5 hours. And officials there say they've used 45.5 hours.

Things are tighter for other districts. Lake Forest's superintendent says he's has 41 inclement weather hours built in and has used 41.5 hours.

And then there's Indian River. Its superintendent says there were effectively seven days banked, and the district has used all of that time up.

Districts may not have to make up every day not accounted for by what they built in. State departments of education might give them a break. For example, last year Delaware forgave as many as six missed days depending on school location.

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