No Make-up for Snow Days, Legislator Proposes

Jefferson City Bureau

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (KMOX) – A state representative plans to introduce a bill that would excuse Missouri schools from having to make up last week’s snow days.

Representative Joe Aull says he will propose a bill to help Missouri school districts that have missed more days than usual this winter.

Aull is introducing a bill Thursday that would excuse schools from making up any days missed between January 31st and February 4th.

During this time Governor Nixon declared a statewide emergency because of snow and ice storms throughout the state.

Aull says he is getting a large amount of support of his bill from both sides of the aisle.

The minimum number of school days the state of Missouri requires students to attend each school year is 174.

Copyright KMOX Radio/Jefferson City Bureau

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  • King

    And this helps the children how?

    • Vair E. Concerned

      So, when does the state of emergency really hit us? How about when the under educated students become a bigger burden to society.

      • Ann Boston

        PLEASE…three days will not make or break a student’s education.

  • chris

    It’s not the number of days thats the issue it’s the message that education is so unimportant that politicians can tell kids hey, stay home it’s not important. Thats the message I got when I heard this on the radio so I know I’m not alone.

  • What!

    Do you guys hear yourselves? You must have kids that have been stuck home with you for the last couple of weeks due to the weather. Making or not making up three snow days shouldn’t be the problem here. How about taking some responsibility for your burden to society and teach them something at home. You have no idea what it’s like being a teacher and having parents blame you for their “uneducated” child. Since when is it just a teacher’s job and not the parents?

  • Stephanie Turman

    I am a bus driver for a K-8 district in souteast MO. I am against not making up the days. We already are not having summer school due to lack of funding. My husband is a carpenter and has hardly worked this winter and it’s been a struggle for the past two years. Bus drivers are not salaried like teachers are. If we do not get to make up these days we do not get paid. We need these days to be made up. It would be nice to not have had the snow days but we cannot control the weather, but I do not believe it would be fair to our children’s education to miss this many days in a school year as well as those of us not salaried to not have a chance to make up these days and receive our pay. I urge you to reconsider so our students and hourly employees can receive the full value of a complete school year. Thank you.

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