Guest Reply Redux mentioned snow--"That is strange. The schools in Fargo,N.D. are only delayed 10 minutes...with 2' of snow...and -22 degrees."
It wasn't just about the cold weather. With the recent rains there had been concerned about black ice, which is harder to see in the dark. I left the house just before noon that day and there was still ice on my road, so it isn't far fetched to say that they were appropriately concerned.
As long as a school is in session for a certain number of hours in a given day, that day counts towards the minimum state requirements. Therefore the hours missed in the school delays do not require make-up time.
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