North Alabama school systems deciding what to do about missed days

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Over the last two weeks, there are have been dozens of school delays and closings around the Tennessee Valley due to winter weather.  Many school leaders are now weighing their options on make-up days.

The areas three largest school systems – Huntsville, Madison and Madison County – have no weather days built into their calendars. However, officials with Huntsville City Schools aren’t worried.

“We’re in great shape,” says Chief of Staff Johnny Giles.

That’s because Huntsville schools were only closed two days, during which time Alabama was under a State of Emergency.

Giles says Huntsville City Schools will apply for the waiver and adds, “based on Governor Bentley’s declared State of Emergency, we don’t anticipate having to make those days up this year.”

Madison County and Madison City school officials have yet to decide whether they will also apply for the waiver but say all options are on the table.

Madison County Schools were closed four days due to winter weather. Madison City Schools were closed three days.

Administrators with the Madison City School system say any make-up days required will not impact Spring Break.

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