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Snow, cold forces schools to extend hours

By Olivia Wilmsen, Multimedia Journalist, olivia.wilmsen@krdo.com
Published On: Feb 11 2014 08:01:47 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 11 2014 08:02:02 PM CST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Snow and cold is forcing one school district to extend its school day.

That's because The Classical Academy with District 20 has only one snow day left and it's only February.  March and April are typically the snowiest months.

The school used 5.2 snow days so far and that's about the average it uses per year. The junior high and high school schedules will start 15 minutes earlier starting March 3.

"Our intent is for that to allow us to build a cushion. And if we get to Spring Break and have not used as many days as we anticipate, we plan to make that adjustment first, and put the schedule back to our normal 7:45 a.m. start versus a 7:30 a.m. start,” said The Classical Academy Director of Academic Services Wesley Jolly.

District 20 says it's considering extending the school day. It only has one snow day left.

District 38 says it's already extended the elementary school day while Pueblo City Schools have plenty of snow days for now. D-11 is still figuring out how the weather has impacted the number of school days.

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