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Snow extends Columbia schools into June

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A full week of ice, snow and extreme cold has pushed a central Missouri school district’s calendar into June.

Columbia public schools were closed Friday for a fifth straight day, meaning the district has had seven closings for bad weather so far this academic year.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports district officials have moved the final day of classes to June 5, rather than May 27 as originally scheduled.

Missouri requires public schools to include six inclement-weather days into their calendars. Districts must make up all of those days plus half of any additional days missed, up to a total of 10 makeup days.

Columbia superintendent Chris Belcher says June 6 is probably the latest that school might end, regardless of any additional snow days this winter.

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