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Indiana schools closed by snow and cold can seek waiver

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ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - A state education department spokesman says Indiana schools closed during this week’s bitter cold won’t have to make up at least two of those missed days.

Indiana Department of Education spokesman Daniel Altman says any school closed Monday or Tuesday can apply for a waiver freeing them from the need to make up those days. He says the extreme cold and not Sunday’s snowfall was the driving factor behind granting the waivers because “it became an issue of student safety.”

Altman tells The Herald Bulletin no decision has been made on whether Indiana’s waiver will be extended to also include Wednesday.

Many central and northern Indiana school districts - including the state’s two largest districts - remained closed Wednesday because of poor road conditions or lingering cold temperatures.


Posted 1/8/2014