(WMC-TV / KAIT) – The Arkansas Board of Education approved inclement weather waivers for 75 school districts Thursday at its monthly meeting. The waivers shorten the required 178 days of classroom instruction.
Schools asked the board not to extend classes into mid-June.
Twenty of the 75 districts were in the Action News 5 viewing area.
Communications Officer Kimberly Friedman posted on the Arkansas Department of Education's Facebook page shortly before 11:00 Thursday morning.
Many schools requested waivers after round and round of winter weather. Among those in the Mid-South are:
Batesville School District
Calico Rock Public Schools
Cave City School District
Cedar Ridge School District
Greene County Technical School District
Harrisburg School District
Hoxie School District
Imboden Area Charter School
Izard County Consolidated School District
Lawrence County School District
Mammoth Spring School District
Marmaduke School District
Paragould School District
Piggott School District
Pocahontas Public Schools
Searcy County School District
Southside School District - Batesville
Trumann School District
West Side School District
Westside Consolidated School District
For a complete list of Arkansas schools that requested waivers, click here: http://ftpcontent4.worldnow.com/wmctv/arkwaiverrequest.pdf
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