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Pa. school districts can make up snow days in 20-minute installments

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

by Mary Wilson for NewsWorks

The string of winter storms this year has prompted school closures across Pennsylvania. While school districts won’t see teaching time requirements relaxed, they will be able to apply for some wiggle room.

The state Department of Education is sending reminders to school districts that they are allowed some flexibility in meeting instructional time requirements under state law.

Schools have to stay open at least 180 days a year, but they can apply to have the time calculated by hours.

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