(DODGE CITY, Kan.)—Winter weather led to four snow days, but students returned to class Tuesday in the Dodge City school district.
The district is still assessing how the extra long weekend will impact its schedule. The school year for every district is based on at least 1,116 hours, not a number of days. Dodge City school leaders say, they prepare for inclement weather.
"We built extra time in our school calendar, so this year we may have 35 or 40 extra hours built in our school calendar, and that would allow us to miss four days of snow days without having to make any of that time up," said superintendent Alan Cunningham.
The Dodge City district will check the hours for each individual school in the district this week. If any time needs to be made up, it will add hours to the end of the school year.