New Jersey schools must make up snow days: Christie

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says schools will have to make up snow days.
Credit: Reuters

Sorry, kids, but the guv says you’re going to have to make up all those snow days.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday night he will not waive a requirement that schools be open for 180 classroom days per academic year. Many New Jersey schools have been closed for five days or more due to winter weather this season, and many students, and probably even some school employees, had hoped the governor would waive that requirement.

“There’s a 180 days school requirement, and I’m not waiving it,” Christie said during his call-in radio show on New Jersey 101.5 FM.

School districts have begun taking away winter and spring break days to make up the snow days. Schools cannot be open past June 30 in the state.



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