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Mathews schools opt not to make up snow days

Other than the one day it made up earlier this week, the Mathews County School Board opted not to schedule any other make-up days as a result of inclement weather.

Mathews students have missed five days this year, following a pair of snowstorms as well as one day of flooding. At Tuesday night’s meeting, which was held in the Mathews High School auditorium, school board members voted retroactively to hold classes on Feb. 15, which had previously been a day off in observance of the Washington’s Birthday holiday.

But the board decided against making up the other days. Superintendent of Schools David J. Holleran said that the division will have accrued 12½ days of "bank time" by the end of the school year, due to the fact that the school day is longer than the state requires.

The other options Holleran presented involved either cutting into the Memorial Day holiday or spring break, or extending the school year. With Memorial Day and spring break, the superintendent said, many families h...

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