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Power Shutoff Could Cost Schools Their Snow Days

After three days off because of the power outage, kids are back in school today. Whether those days will have to be made up or not, will depend on the weather this winter. School districts get two snow days a year. Having already used three because of P-G-and-E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff means they are already behind. So if there’s snow, there’s the added problem of either extending the school year, or getting a waiver from the state, which means cramming more learning into existing school days. Nevada Joint Union High School District Superintendent Brett McFadden says just adding days to the end of the year in June is not that simple…

Listen to Brett McFadden 1

Officials spent the weekend getting classrooms and facilities ready for today. McFadden says one of these power shutoffs was more than enough…

Listen to Brett McFadden 2

The district had three snow days last year, and students did not have to make up that third day. That could be the case this year for the power shutoff, unless it snows, or there’s another extended outage.


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