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Mon Jan 30, 2017, 10:12 AM

Oregon allows schools to cut hours lost to snow days

Oregon school districts now have a little leeway when it comes to coping with instructional hours lost to snow days and delays.

The Oregon State Board of Education unanimously approved a temporary rule Thursday that will allow districts to request up to 14 hours to count as missed instructional time.

District boards will have to request permission from Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor to excuse those hours. If they are requesting a full waiver which is meant for schools in extreme circumstances the state board will vote on the request.

I have heard from many district officials who say that the flexibility available in previous years would be helpful this year as they cope with a much more severe winter than normal, Noor said.

Read more: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/education/2017/01/26/oregon-allows-schools-skip-hours-lost-snow-days/97099196/

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Mon Jan 30, 2017, 10:14 AM

1. Those 14 hours

will not prevent the loss of actual holidays (president's day/s), curriculum days, parent conference days (which teachers have to do in their own time AFTER regular contract hours now) and days added on to the end of the year in June to make up the rest of the 9 days we missed.

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