Georgia school districts can decide whether to make up snow days

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Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) --Georgia's state school board is easing the burden on school districts to make up days lost because of abnormally bad weather.

The board voted on Thursday to allow the state's school districts to forego making up as many as nine days lost to ice and snow.

Georgia schools are normally required to be open to students at least 180 days a year, although some districts receive special waivers to have a shorter school year.

Education board chairwoman Helen Rice tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution students will still be required to take all standardized tests, despite spending less time in the classroom.

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