Educators must cover same material in less time

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Because of winter weather, county students have lost between 20 and 36 hours in the classroom originally meant to help them master math, language arts and other essential lessons; and school officials plan to make up only part of that time.

Most of Johnson County’s public schools were closed Jan. 6 through Jan. 8 because of dangerous road conditions and frigid temperatures that lasted throughout most of last week. Schools that were open during the latter part of the week started two hours late.

Schools don’t have to make up two-hour delays that are weather-related, and the Indiana Department of Education is offering schools the chance to apply for waivers so they won’t have to make up two of the days they missed last week. Center Grove, Clark-Pleasant, Edinburgh, Franklin and Greenwood schools all plan to apply for the waiver, school officials said.

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