Ga. School Board: schools allowed to forego making up some winter days

(WTVM) - Winter weather closed schools around Georgia for days during the last few weeks, but now the state is easing the burden on school districts to make up those days.

The state school board voted Thursday Feb. 20 to allow school districts to forego making up as many as nine days lost to ice and snow. Georgia schools are normally required to open to students at least 180 days a year

Despite spending fewer days in the classroom, students will still be required to take all standardized tests.

There is no word yet from any local school districts on when or if days will be made up here.

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