School officials hoping for no more snow days

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MIDDLETON, Wis. (WMTV) -- It's a fun experience for kids, but the reality of snow days isn't so fun: school have to make up the lost learning time.

"Yeah, it's been a headache but that is the price we pay for living in this climate," Perry Hibner, Middleton - Cross Plains School District spokesperson said.

He says their district runs into the problem of some of the Middleton roads being clear for driving in the snow but their rural roads in the Cross Plains aren't. Hibner says that has lead to a lot of delays for school too.

The Department of Public Instruction requires each school to meet a certain number of hours for learning. Last week, they said they couldn't mend those hours because of the snow days.

MIDDLETON - CROSS PLAINS LOST SCHOOL TIME PLAN
They plan for 5-6 inclement weather days. 4K students will have school on April 22. All of kindergarten through 12th-grade students will currently have off as it is a professional development day for staff. If we have another snow or cold day, April 22 will become a student-contact day for all students.

MADISON METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT
They made up on full day on Feb. 8. They are currently finalizing plans for the rest of the year.

REEDSBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT
They have lost 12 school days. These include flooding and weather-related cancellations. They said their 2018-2019 calendar includes a significant surplus of hours so they do not have any "built in snow days". Their school board will be reviewing options for making up the necessary hours at their regular meeting scheduled for Feb. 18.

SUN PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Sun Prairie has added a day of school on to the end of their calendar. They are finalizing a way to make up the rest.

VERONA SCHOOL DISTRICT
The spokesperson says they will be adding minutes to each school day and already transformed a staff day into a full student day.

JANESVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT
The spokesperson says they have switched these days:March 6, April 22, and May 24 to full student days.