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Chignecto students won’t have to make up lost time

Despite a rash of winter storms, students have not missed a lot of school because of poor weather in comparison to last year.

Despite a rash of winter storms, students have not missed a lot of school because of poor weather in comparison to last year.

Chignecto-Central Regional School Board superintendent Noel Hurley told Transcontinental Media six storm days have been utilized so far this winter.

“We typically have approximately 10 to 14 days lost to weather ... a year. Nova Scotia has more school days lost to weather than other provinces,” said Hurley.

“We haven’t traditionally made them up and there is no plan to make up lost time this year, either.”

Hurley said of the six days missed because of poor weather, he believes the right choice was made each time.

“Every time school was closed each case was made for the right decision ... for the safety of the children,” he said.

Hurley said the board serves a 102-kilometre rural bus route, and there are specific winter maintenance regulations it must follow in order to open school when a storm will hit or in the midst of cleanup from nasty weather.

 
 
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