INDIANAPOLIS (January 10, 2014) Students in Indiana missed five days of school this week, first because of snow and then because of subzero temperatures.
The problem Friday wasn't the weather, however, but instead poorly plowed roads still clogged with snow and ice.
The week-long cancellation frustrated parents and children and left school officials grappling with how to make up a rare stretch of snow days.
Department of Education spokesman Daniel Altman says the department has received about 300 applications for waivers that would excuse schools from making up the days missed Monday and Tuesday.
Schools will still have to make up other days missed this week, which could push classes into June and affect final exams and graduation dates.
Indiana requires students to attend 180 days of school each year.