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      Tuesday
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      Thursday
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      Summer delays thanks to school district snow days

      Quincy buses navigate the snow on Feb. 4

      Most students in the Tri-States were back in school Monday after a recent snowfall and below freezing temperatures kept them home.

      This winter has already shaped up to be the most aggressive one in recent years.

      "At the beginning of the year, when the school districts submit their school year calendar, they have to build in some emergency days. Typically most of our school districts build in five emergency days." Debbie Neiderhauser, Regional Superintendent of Adams and Pike Counties, says.

      She oversees nine school districts across Adams and Pike Counties.

      Neiderhauser says in past years they have barely used the emergency days at all.

      "Year in and year out five is plenty, every now and then one of these years come along and it just hammers you" Steven Goodman, Interim Superintendent of Western School District said.

      He says its already February and he doesn't think mother nature is through yet.

      Adams and Pike county have already gone past five days.

      Neiderhauser says some districts have already used "act of God" days.

      "An act of God day, let's say a school district has used all of their emergency days and then what happens is they're out of emergency days, again it's a situation that is out of their control that poses a hazardous threat to their students," Neiderhauser said.

      Act of God days do not have a limit.

      Neiderhauser says she hopes that we have seen the last snow for awhile.

      In other parts of the Tri-States, some school districts are already making adjustments to their district schedules to make up for winter weather days.

      Illinois

      Quincy Public Schools " Has used seven days. The original release date was May 21-23. It's now June 2 for students and June 3 for teachers.

      Note: Neiderhauser says most schools in her districts are still amending their calendars.

      Missouri

      Knox County R-1 School District " Has used six days. The district was originally supposed to release on May 20 and will now release May 27.

      Shelby County R-4 School District " Has used five days. The original release date was May 20. It's now May 22. The board is scheduled to take up the issue Wednesday.

      Monroe City R-1 School District " Has used five days. The original release date was May 13. It's now May 22.

      Bowling Green R-1 School District " Has used six days. The original release date was May 16 and that still stands as of February 10. They lost Spring Break and Easter break.

      Louisiana R-2 School District " Has used five days. The original release date was May 21. It's now May 29.

      Van-Far R-1 School District " Has used six days. The original release date was May 23. It's now May 27.

      Ralls County R-2 " Has used six days. The original release date was May 20. It's now May 23.

      Lewis County C-1 School District " Has used nine days. The original release date was May 16. It's now May 23.

      Canton R-1 School District " Has used five days. The original release date was May 19. It's now May 22.

      Scotland County R-1 School District " Has used six days. The original release date was May 20. It's now May 22.

      Iowa

      Keokuk Community School District " Has used three days. The original release date was May 22. It's now May 23.

      Fort Madison Community School District " Has used three days. The original release date was May 29. It's now June 3.

      Central Lee Community Schools " Has used three days. The original release date was May 23. It's now May 29.

      All dates are as of Monday, Feb. 10 and could change going forward.

      Assignment editor Kris Wernowsky contributed to this story.

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