Schools will not make up snow days

Published 3:05 pm Friday, January 31, 2014

State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice confirmed Thursday that students will not have to make up days missed due to a winter storm that dropped snow and ice on much of the state.

School districts must seek a waiver from the state Department of Education to have their missed days excused, but Bice said he doesn’t anticipate any problems with that.

After the April 27, 2011, tornadoes that ripped through Alabama, the Alabama Legislature passed a law that allowed missed school days to be excused if the governor declares a state of emergency and the state superintendent approves the request to forgive the missed days.

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Bice said he sent school systems affected by the snow and ice storm a list of requirements and forms to have the missed days excused. Districts can fill them out, send them back in and he will approve them.


Butler County Schools have not held classes since Monday. School officials said on Thursday that the system will resume its normal schedule on Monday.