EVSC, Warrick Co. applying for snow day waivers

Some Indiana state educators are voicing concerns over the state superintendent's decision that would require some schools to make up two days that were canceled due to extreme cold temperatures last week.

On Wednesday, members of the state board of education questioned why State Superintendent Glenda Ritz is allowing some schools to go below the state requirement of 180 days.

14 News spoke to Ritz while she was in Evansville on Thursday.

She said the waivers are optional and must be approved.

"What I did was give superintendents the option to look at was a waiver from the penalty, the financial penalty of canceling a school day and you can only do that in what I call, extraordinary circumstances," said Ritz.

Both the EVSC and Warrick County Schools are applying for the snow day waivers.

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