JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The most significant bill in the current Missouri Legislative session, at least for school children, is probably one that calls for no make-ups for school snow days from Jan. 31 through Feb. 4. That was during the blizzard and its immediate aftermath. Capitol sources say House leaders will likely give it the fast track.
School districts are supposed to be in session a minimum of 174 days, or 1,044 hours, in a school year. They're supposed to include at least six days more than that in their school calendars in case of bad weather or other circumstances. If they miss more than six days, they're supposed to make up all of missed days seven through 12, and then half of the rest, up to a maximum of 10.