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Snow days aren’t free for students: Makeup days start as early as Feb. 17

By Melissa B. Taboada - American-Statesman Staff

It’s the day kids hope for: Inclement weather shuts down schools, giving students the day to sleep in or play in the little snow that Central Texas can accumulate.

But such days leave parents scurrying for alternative child care or prompting them to take the day off themselves. When bad weather forces school districts to shut down — it’s often not safe enough for school buses to navigate the icy roads — students are still on the hook to make up the days. Typically, school boards build into their annual calendars a couple of days to make up for the bad weather.

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