Maine schools scramble to makeup snow days

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Winter weather has knocked out a lot of school days in Maine this year.

Many districts are rushing to make up the required 170 school days for seniors and 175 for all other students.

Some schools are just tacking days on to the end of the year, extending into summer vacation.

Others like the Bangor School Department are having students attend longer school days so that they can hold graduation on time.
"They were excited about the opportunity to make up days,” says Superintendent Betsy Webb. “They did not want to change graduation and I fully understand because families have made plans, families from out of state are attending, and we'll have to look at how we can be creative to have seniors make up time."

Schools can request a waiver from the department of education for lost days, but only after exhausting all other options.