Seattle students could be in school in July
If there's a big snowstorm this winter, Seattle Public Schools students could be in class past the Fourth of July.
Details: June 26 was originally the last day of school for Seattle students. Now it will be June 30 — with possible snow makeup days on July 3, July 5 and July 6.
- Feb. 2 — originally scheduled as a day off and possibly a snow makeup day — will now be a regular school day, according to the new calendar.
Context: State law requires that Washington students have 180 days of classroom instruction, making the replacement days necessary.
Why it matters: Seattle students already are in class later into the summer compared to many students across the country.
- Now, if a winter storm cancels even one day of classes, they'll be sitting at their desks into July.
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