Schools that used more than five snow days this winter may apply for "Act of God" days so they will not have to make them up.
Edwardsville School District 7 officials announced their intention to apply for Act of God days, as the district has used seven emergency days to date.
Under state law, schools must plan for a minimum of five emergency days each year that must be made up to retain full funding from the state. However, if circumstances beyond the school's control arise that threaten the health and safety of students, they can apply for Act of God days and be excused from making up the extra days without loss of funding. The requests must be approved by the regional superintendent and state superintendent of schools.