Cumberland, Monroe counties granted waivers for 3 snow days

CROSSVILLE (WATE) – School officials in Cumberland and Monroe say the state has waived three of the days each system was out of school due to winter weather.

Cumberland County Schools have been out for 17 days so far. The waiver of three still leaves them with days to make up. School officials say March 13 and May 21 have been converted to regular school days to contribute toward that effort.

Monroe County Schools say they have also been granted a waiver for three days.

Anderson and Claiborne counties are still awaiting an answer. Cocke County Schools have not yet decided if they are applying for a waiver.Previous story: State of Tenn. to allow school systems to apply to have up to 3 snow days waived

The state of Tennessee is allowing school systems to apply to have up to three educational days waived after many systems went over their amount of allotted snow days due to last month’s winter weather.

Education Commissioner Dr. Candice McQueen says many school systems have inquired about relief from the statutory requirement of 180 days of student instruction. Because Gov. Bill Haslam declared a Level II State of Emergency due to the extreme weather conditions throughout the state, the state is accepting requests to waive a maximum of three instructional days.

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