Wednesday was the ninth day that Springfield Public Schools had to cancel classes this school year due to inclement weather. And other area schools have been closed even more than that.
So, what does that mean for the rest of the school year?
Currently, the last day of school for students in Springfield is tentatively set for May 28th. According to a news release from Springfield Public Schools, that date will change if two or more additional days are missed. They say the district could miss up to 14 days and still end the school year on May 30th.
When weather forces a school district to cancel more than six days, a provision in a state statute exempts school districts from making up all of those days and caps at ten the number of days that must be made up.
According to the statute, a school district must make up the first six days missed due to inclement weather and then is required to make up only alternating days missed until it reaches a total of 10 make-up days.
Officials say an adjustment to the last day of school in Springfield will not impact graduation ceremonies, which are set for May 8th and 9th at JQH Arena.