Local public schools have had a number of cancellations this year because of the weather. And some districts are near the point of having to make up classes if more snow days are declared.

Local public schools have had a number of cancellations this year because of the weather. And some districts are near the point of having to make up classes if more snow days are declared.

Heading into last week, the Lansing public schools had enough time built into their academic calendar to allow one more snow day without having to make up for lost class time. That remaining snow day was used up when classes were canceled Wednesday following a snow storm.

Lansing Superintendent Darrel Stufflebeam sent a message Thursday to parents announcing plans for how the district will make up additional snow days.

He said March 8 and April 19 can be used to make up additional snow days.

“After that, we will add days to the end of the school year,” Stufflebeam said in his message to parents.

March 8 previously was scheduled to be a teacher work day. And April 19 was planned as a vacation day for staff and students, according to the district’s calendar.

The Basehor-Linwood school district was in the same situation this past week. Basehor-Linwood Superintendent David Howard said at the beginning of the week that his district’s calendar had room for one additional snow day. But that day was used when classes were canceled Wednesday.

Howard said officials in the Basehor-Linwood district also have talked about using April 19 as a potential makeup day if there are additional snow days.

April 19, which will be Good Friday, previously had been scheduled as a vacation day in the Basehor-Linwood district.

“We’ve only had one five-day week since Christmas break,” Howard said.

But Howard said this is not solely due to snow days. Some non-school days already had been scheduled in the calendar.

The Leavenworth school district is in a little better shape in terms of having to make up snow days.

Leavenworth Superintendent Mike Roth said the district’s calendar will allow for about three more days without having to make up lost class time.

“We feel like we’ve kind of weathered most of the storm without having to come back and make up any time,” he said.

Easton Superintendent Tim Beying said his district can still have about two more snow days without needing to make up lost class time.

Fort Leavenworth Superintendent Keith Mispagel said his district can have two additional snow days before he would need to look at scheduling makeup days.

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