TULSA - After a couple of winter storms, students in Green Country have been able to enjoy a few snow days this school year. But many schools are close to using up all of the snow days originally built into their academic calendars.
Tulsa Public Schools built five snow days into its calendar before the year began. Four have been used up so far. A TPS spokesman said if more than five days are used, President's Day, an in-service day for teachers, and a teacher-parent conference day could be turned into full school days.
Muskogee Public Schools administrators canceled classes six times this year due to winter weather. Because of that from Jan. 6 until March 14, 25 minutes have been added to the elementary and junior high school days. The school days at Muskogee High will run 26 minutes longer. Classes will begin 10 minutes early and the final bell will ring 15 minutes later than usual for elementary and junior high students, 16 minutes later than usual at the high school.
Jenks Public Schools have burned through four winter weather days and now have one left. A spokeswoman with Jenks schools said if more than five days are left, time could be added to the remaining school days or some off days could be turned into school days. An exact plan would be determined if needed.
Claremore Public School students have been given four days off because of winter weather this year. The administration office told 2NEWS that Martin Luther King Jr. day will now be a school day. It is possible that students will also be in the classroom on President's Day.
Bartlesville Public Schools has already used all four inclement weather days built into this year's academic calendar. If additional days are used, the school year will be extended from May 22 as follows:
-- If one more is used, last day of school is May 23.
-- If two more are used, last day is May 27.
-- If three more are used, last day is May 28.
-- If four more are used, last day is May 29.