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Schools excused from missed days caused by storm

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The trick for teachers is how to make sure children don't lose out on the material missed from the closings. (Source: MGN Online) The trick for teachers is how to make sure children don't lose out on the material missed from the closings. (Source: MGN Online)
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

This year's winter weather has caused quite a stir for school systems across North Alabama.

The main question on the minds of many educators, parents, and certainly students, is if they will have to make up the time? In the case of this week's winter storm, that answer is no – because Governor Robert Bentley declared a state of emergency, school systems will not have to make up days missed this week.

"I would say that teachers and educators in general are probably the most flexible in any profession because they constantly look and adjust and change and adapt based on the individual needs of students. This is no different. When we look at days of missed instruction, they will adjust and adapt to ensure our students are successful," said Dr. Janet Womack, Florence City Schools superintendent.

With several months left in school, superintendents like Dr. Womack say districts may have to consider other options if Mother Nature puts another hold on classroom time.

"It is essential that we have that instructional time so that our students are successful in the classroom, and certainly that's the desire of our teachers as well," Dr. Womack said.

School districts, though excused from making up the missed days from this week, must submit a waiver explaining why they were out of school and how they plan to make up for the time lost.

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