The district has about 90 extra hours built into its calendar and could miss several more days before having to make them up.
The district builds in snow days as vacation days, then cancels the vacation days as needed. Students will be making up snow days on April 4 and 5. Bluffs schools were already scheduled to be out today.
The district has enough extra instructional time built into its calendar that it wouldn't have to start making up days until it had missed five or six days.
The district has scheduled about 100 hours more than required by state law, so the number of days missed would need to be in the double digits before students would have to make them up.
The district can still take one more snow day without having to make up the time.
Students can forget about getting out before Memorial Day. The district will already be making up snow days on May 23, 24, 28 and 29. Any further snow days will be added to the end of the school year. Graduating seniors, however, will be done before Memorial Day.
Omaha Public Schools elementary schools have a six-day cushion built into their schedule and have now used four of them. Secondary schools have a larger cushion.
The district has enough instructional time in the calendar that it doesn't have to make up every day lost to snow. Students will make up one day on May 23. The superintendent has discretion on whether to make up additional days. If more makeup days are needed, the district has reserved May 24 and March 25.
The district has already postponed the last day of school to May 29 because of snow days. Additional snow days will be added to the end of the school year.
District 66 is not planning to extend its school year at this time. It has enough instructional time built in that students would have to miss quite a bit of school before they would have to make up days.
An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information about the number of snow days remaining for the Omaha Public Schools.