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Philadelphia Adds 2 Days Onto School Year; Too Many Snow Days

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia school kids knew it had to happen: the School District of Philadelphia has officially added two days to the end of the school year, to make up for snow days.

Philadelphia schools were closed January 12th, 27th, 28th, and February 22nd because of snow.  The district had only two snow days built into its calendar for the 2010-2011 school year.

The last day for students is now Tuesday, June 21st.  The last day for staff is Wednesday, June 22nd.

Reported by Mike DeNardo, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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  • mark spin

    REALLY????? If I read the story correctly they were closed 4 days….how much snow did we get so far, 30 or 40 inches…MORE THAN A FEW SNOWFLAKES!!

  • Hyacinth Bucket

    I agree with you. They were supposed to implement a 2 hour delay, which was hardly used. Maybe do a 2 hour delay then if conditions don’t improve then close the schools. The schools closed for nonsense….if it was flurring or the wind blew too strong they closed.

    For 1 inch of snow, closing the schools were ridiculous and a bad call and that should be left to decide by someone who has sense.

    Fortunately, the catholic schools are making up their days by taking back some of the days they had off during the remaining of the school year…NOT tacking on.

  • Terry

    Perhpas if the daft people running the school district didn’t close everytime an inch of snow fell on the ground they would not have to do this. The School District of Philadelphia is a disgrace.

  • Linda D Bryant

    Philadelphia schools were closed everytime a snowflake fell this winter.
    I wonder who made that wonderful decision?

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