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DOVER, Del. (AP) - After the winter forced schools to miss class days, Delaware's school districts are working to make up the lost time.

Some districts built enough time into the school year and no makeup days will be needed. Alexis Andrianopoulos, spokeswoman for the Brandywine School District, tells The Wilmington News Journal  that four full days were missed, and there were two delayed openings and two early dismissals during the winter.

But no makeup days will be needed, she said.

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The Wicomico County public schools will wrap up the term on June 17th.

Maryland Schools Superintendent Lillian Lowery has allowed the district a three day waiver after 9 days of school were missed due to the spate of snow storms this winter.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that along with the 5 additional days that have been added to the school calendar April 7th which has been set aside for teacher workshops will be counted as a sixth school day.

March 31 will replace the professional day for teachers and classes will see an early dismissal.

Making Up the Snow Days

Feb 27, 2015
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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - School districts on Maryland's Eastern Shore are facing some tough decisions about how to make up snow days after two weeks of winter weather have thrown off the academic calendar.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports Wicomico schools may have the hardest decision because its schedule does not include extra days for school being canceled due to the weather.

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To make up for the  days lost to the snow storms the Red Clay School District will be converting four half-days into full days and add another half-day at the end of the school calendar.

May 9th and June 2nd though the 5th will be now be full days.

And the last day of school will now be June 6th.

Superintendent Merv Daugherty told the Wilmington News Journal that alternatives like reducing spring break or adding minutes to the school day was deemed too disruptive.

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Around 6 inches of snow fell on parts of Delaware last night.

6.3 inches Sussex County while northern New Castle County only saw a half inch.

To the south in Salisbury, there was around 3 inches, while Ocean City received one and a half inches. 

Meanwhile, in Accomack County snow accumulation was expected to be up to 4 inches.

Most of the major highways appear to have been cleared.

But, with temperatures hitting the upper 20’s and winds of up to 45 mph last night motorists are being warned to beware of icy road conditions.

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Seaford voters overwhelmingly turned town a referendum that would have increased their property taxes for funding several education programs.

The vote was 1900 to 574.

School superintendent Dr. Kevin Carson says this means that the district will begin looking at budget cuts.

The other possibility is to look for new funding.

WBOC reports that residents – particularly farmers –  said they were already overburdened with taxes.

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It’s expected to be a snowy weekend in Delaware.

The national weather service says a new storm could bring 1 to 2 inches of snow across Delaware.

There’s a 30 percent chance of snow on Saturday with a 50 percent chance on Sunday.

Delmarva Power has restored nearly all of the customers who lost electricity two days ago when an ice storm hit trees and utility lines in Northern Delaware.

About 22,000 Maryland homes and businesses remain without power midday Friday, mostly in Frederick, Carroll and Baltimore counties.

Snow Days